Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.3.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-08-30 19:00 by Manish Jethani

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This release adds a couple of improvements to the Adblock Plus snippets.

Changes

  • Added regular expression support to the hide-if-contains and hide-if-shadow-contains snippets (issue 6847).
  • Added support to the hide-if-contains snippet for hiding a different ancestor of the element containing the search string (issue 6848).

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Adblock Plus 3.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-08-28 15:00 by Manish Jethani

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This release features our own anti-circumvention filter list. It also includes a new experimental feature called “Snippets,” which lets us deploy specialized scripts selectively on one or more domains. We have also taken steps to reduce memory usage and further improve the performance of element hiding emulation.

Changes

  • Added the new ABP anti-circumvention filter list (issues 6689, 6699 and 6731).
  • Added basic support for snippets (issues 6781 and 6782).
  • The $rewrite filter option now accepts a blank value (issue 6787).
  • Trailing dots in domain names are now always ignored (issue 6690).
  • Element hiding emulation now correctly qualifies compound selectors in the document’s style sheet (issue 6619).
  • The :-abp-properties() pseudo-class now responds correctly to dynamic DOM updates (issue 6680).
  • The $elemhide whitelisting filter option now works for documents with an unknown parent frame (issue 6808).
  • Fixed the rendering of SVG icons on the options page for mobile (issue 6866).
  • Reduced the initial memory footprint by ~8% (issues 6727 and 6735).
  • Further improved the performance of element hiding emulation (issue 6437).
  • Fixed a compatibility issue on Chrome 49 (issue 6823).

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Newest update to Adblock Plus is a massive strike against ‘anti-adblock’ tools · 2018-08-28 14:15 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus 3.3 strikes against anti-ad block companies.

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Advantage ABP: Successfully blocking ads on Facebook for 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. · 2018-08-13 17:31 by Aaron Scheib

For years, the ad-blocking community and Facebook have been playing a sophisticated, but annoying, game of ping pong. Until now.

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Adblock Plus 3.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-07-17 21:16 by Sebastian Noack

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This release features the new $rewrite filter option which enables filter list authors to prevent (mostly pre-roll video) ads that couldn’t be blocked before from showing on some websites, as well as improvements to the issue reporter, and a couple other improvements and bug fixes.

Changes

  • Added the $rewrite filter option (issue 6592 and issue 6622).
  • Blocked elements are now hidden through a style sheet if possible rather than by overriding their style attribute (issue 6645).
  • Stopped converting domains reported by the browser to Unicode, expecting domains in filters being given in Punycode (issue 6647).
  • Fixed: Requests were matched in the wrong context when navigating to a document served by a Service Worker (issue 6595).
  • Fixed a regression introduced with the previous release that caused the number in the icon badge to show even if that feature was disabled (issue 6679).
  • Added information about filter hits and related requests to issue reports (issue 6386).
  • Removed the title field when adding a subscription by URL (issue 6532).
  • Formatted dates on the options page based on the current locale (issue 6661).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Fixed blocking of WebRTC connections and the related error shown in the console on Chrome 67 (respectively Opera 54) and above (issue 6744).

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Sentinel is Online · 2018-06-27 16:05 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus releases Sentinel, an ad detector that uses machine learning to visually recognise Facebook ads.

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Welcome to Trusted News · 2018-06-13 15:00 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus is pleased to announce the release of their newest extension – Trusted News. Come see what it’s all about!

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How Trusted News works · 2018-06-13 15:00 by Mario König

We at Eyeo care as much about promoting trustworthy content on the web as we do about your privacy. Apart from Trusted News’ important mission and core values, we’re focused on providing an extension that relies on processing information locally on your computer without ever sending any personal data or browsing history to our (or anyone else’s) servers.

So, let me introduce you to Trusted News, explain how it works and what’s happening in the background while you browse the web.

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Get notified! Do you want notifications when sites track you for Facebook? · 2018-06-08 14:58 by Tom Woolford

Apple announce they want to stop Facebook tracking. Use Adblock Plus to do it on all systems!

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Adblock Plus and the Free and Open Source Software communities · 2018-05-30 17:12 by Rachel Brochado

In true open source spirit, we want to restate our passion for a community driven by authentic people. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the success and significant accomplishments of 20 amazing years of open source. Happy birthday Open Source!

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