Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.5 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-03-13 04:00 by Manish Jethani

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This release comes with significant performance improvements, enhanced support for the $rewrite and $csp filter options, and a new Korean filter list.

Changes

  • Overall CPU usage is down by ~60% since the last release:
    • Blocking of network requests is now 5 times as fast on average (issues 6994, 7003, 7052, 7089, 7208, 7209, 7232, 7245, 7250 and 7265).
    • Generation of the CSS style sheet for a document is now more than 10 times as fast on average and more than 1,000 times as fast for domains not occurring in any of the user’s filter list subscriptions (i.e. most domains) (issues 6956, 6957, 6989, 6997, 6999 and 7244).
    • Extension badge updates to indicate the number of ads blocked are now at least 5-10% more efficient (issues 7253 and 7257).
  • The $rewrite filter option can now take a value of the format abp-resource:<name> where <name> is the name of a built-in resource (issue 7067).
  • If there are multiple filters with the $csp option that match a URL, now all corresponding CSP headers are injected into the document (issues 7179 and 7243).
  • Added a new Korean filter list (issue 7235).
  • Fixed: Domain-based whitelisting did not work in data: URI frames (issue 6953).
  • Fixed: Element collapsing style sheets could linger after the frame was destroyed (issue 7104).
  • Fixed: Critical notification animation did not stop when dismissed (issue 7077).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Stopped using Shadow DOM v0 on older versions of Chromium that do not support user style sheets (issue 6998).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option disappeared after initial use (issue 6948).

Firefox-only changes

  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option sometimes did not work on first use (issue 6493).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” option did not appear in the extension popup for some websites (issue 5938).

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Adblock Plus 2.0.4 for Safari released · 2019-02-19 09:57 by Dean Murphy


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In this update we have fixed the speed and performance issues that were present in the previous version.

Changes

  • Performance improvments and bug fixes for filter lists
  • Upgraded whitelist mechanism to work with new filter lists

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Regarding recent news · 2019-01-24 17:30 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus responds to recent news coverage.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-01-23 04:00 by Sebastian Noack

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Changes

  • Added the new abort-current-inline-script snippet for terminating inline scripts containing a given pattern (issue 7141).
  • Added the new abort-on-property-write snippet for terminating scripts that assign a value to a given property (issue 7207).
  • Changed name to “Adblock Plus – free ad blocker” (issue 7219).
  • Worked around an issue that caused Firefox to run out of memory and crash (issue 7210).
  • Provided the ABPIndo filter list to Malaysian users (issue 7158).

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Taking up Mark's offer · 2019-01-14 16:59 by Job Plas

Last week Mark Zuckerberg wrote the following about his upcoming challenge for 2019:

My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society — the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties.

Well said, Mark. And yes, we totally agree with you. 2018 has been a pivotal year in tech, and we as an industry have to do everything in our power to win back the trust of the public by working on the right things. And we would love to participate in the dialogue.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.2 blocks Facebook again! · 2018-12-06 10:12 by Tom Woolford

Version 3.4.2 of Adblock Plus blocks Facebook’s Sponsored Posts again, as well as blocking a “first -party cookie” that Facebook has been offering to third-party websites.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-12-03 17:48 by Dave Barker

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Changes

  • Fixed the “Waiting for Extension Adblock Plus…” problem which some users were experiencing (issue 7065).
  • Added the new hide-if-contains-image snippet (issue 7088).
  • Added the new hide-if-has-and-matches-style snippet (issue 7137).

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Christmas Shopping Without an Ad Blocker Could Cost You · 2018-11-23 17:10 by Susie Concannon

The punches thrown over the last TV on discount will not be the only fight going on this week. The busiest shopping week of the year means an absolute bombardment of ads fighting for your attention.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-11-14 21:00 by Sebastian Noack

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Changes

  • Added the new abort-on-property-read snippet (issue 6969).
  • Fixed a bug where an issue reporter screenshot was submitted without annotations under certain circumstances (issue 7100).

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You spoke. We listened. ABP gets a major design overhaul · 2018-11-06 12:36 by Jeen Low

Adblock Plus’ 3.4 release includes a refresh to the user interface (UI). In this post, we take a look at the design process behind the new look and feel.

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