How do we block Taboola on Android?

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How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby WranglerVinny » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:57 pm

I'm on Android 5.0. I just installed Adblock Plus for the sole purpose of blocking these Taboola ads. They are way out of the ordinary and almost always consist of something sexually suggestive. I read an article that Taboola pays Adblock Plus to not be blocked... however, I was able to block them on Chrome with the Chrome plugin by adding the custom URL block on...

http://cdn.taboolasyndication.com
http://cdn.taboola.com

... but there is no option to block an ad by it's URL on the mobile Android version. Is this something I missed, or will it be implemented eventually?

These ads are horrible... the lowest of the low, and I'm surprised that Adblock Plus allows them.
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Re: How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby mapx » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:05 am

If "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" is ON you can disable it (taboola is in that category and also under review):
click the Adblock Plus icon in the notification bar at the top, then uncheck "Acceptable Ads / Allow some non-intrusive advertising."

The custom filters are not implemented yet, but someone found an workaround: read here
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Re: How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby ObjectInSpace » Mon May 18, 2015 10:31 pm

I'm in the same situation as the OP. Disabling acceptable adds doesn't have any effect.
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