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Adblock Plus’s Till Faida on the shifting shape of ad blocking

Publishers hate ad blockers, but millions of internet users embrace them — and many browsers even bake it in as a feature, including Google’s own Chrome. At the same time, growing numbers of p

Adblock Plus maker has a new taskforce to fight publisher efforts to reinject ads

In the arms race of ad blocking there’s clearly never a dull moment as efforts to block ads are combated by publisher and platform countermeasures trying to fox the blocks. This is why Adblock P

Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news

eyeo, the company behind the popular browser-based ad block product Adblock Plus, is no stranger to controversy. Which is just as well given its new “passion project”: A browser add-on tha

German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal

Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) ar

The company behind Adblock Plus is acquiring micropayment service Flattr

Eyeo, the parent company behind AdBlock Plus, announced this morning that it has acquired Flattr. The two companies were already working together on a project initially called Flattr Plus, where users

Facebook ads still slipping past Adblock Plus via stripped-down code

The Adblock Plus crowdsourced hacker militia can’t keep up with Facebook’s disciplined army of engineers. When Facebook first announced it would circumvent ad blocking software, Adblock

Why the advertising industry needs to embrace AdBlock

The advertising industry is wringing its hands and shaking its fist at the use and growth of ad-block technology, but I am not above temptation. I installed it. I love it and probably won’t ever ful

Facebook rolls out code to nullify Adblock Plus’ workaround again

Adblock Plus launched a workaround to Facebook’s ad block bypass today that ham-handedly removes posts from friends and Pages, not just ads, according to a statement provided by Facebook to T

Facebook’s blocker-blocking ads blocked by blockers

Facebook recently incorporated a sneaky change to the way its ads are displayed that disguised them as ordinary content and circumvented ad blocking software in browsers. Ads crowded the streams of ev

Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO: AdBlock Plus is an extortion-based business

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, we had both the founder of AdBlock Plus Till Faida and Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg on our stage -- but not at the same time, mostly because Ro

AdBlock Plus closes in on a billion downloads

Ad blocking software’s usage on the web, and now mobile, has forced the media and publishing industry to look to new revenue models. And one of the most notable players in ad blocking is Germa

AdBlock Plus teams up with Flattr to help readers pay publishers

Ad blockers are often painted as the enemy of online publishers, but sometimes things are more complicated. AdBlock Plus, for example, just announced that they’re working with startup Flattr on

Execs from the IAB and AdBlock Plus will discuss the future of ads at Disrupt NY

Online advertising is one of those subjects that we can rely on to get almost everyone to roll their eyes. And lately, it seems that investors have become skeptical, too. Still, you can’t unde

Shine Signs First European Carriers To Its Network-Level Ad Blocking Tech

The ad-blocking wars are stepping up a gear today as mobile network-level ad blocker startup Shine has announced it's signed its first European carriers to roll out its tech.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Ad Blocking

So here's an awkward question ... How many of you are reading this article without ads? Don't be shy if you are. You're definitely not alone. You'll be getting even more ad-blocking options with <

Adblock Plus Finally Lands On iOS And In Google Play — As A Browser App

Popular desktop ad-blocking software Adblock Plus, which has some 50 million+ monthly active users worldwide, has finally launched an iOS app. It's also managed to convince Google to allow its ad-bloc

Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile

Adblock Plus has built a business out of helping web users ditch overly annoying ads and other unwanted digital content on the desktop by taking money from companies willing to conform to its "accepta

Adblock Plus Now Blocks 8,600 Tracking Filters As Ad Tech Explodes

The story of advertising online in the last year has significantly also been a story about the rise of ad tech -- ways of serving users more relevant ads, and ways of monitoring how users have respond

Adblock Plus Reveals Numbers Behind Ad Whitelisting Program For The First Time

There was a bit of a user uproar when it came to light that browser advertising blocking service Adblock Plus was actually providing some advertisers, like Google, the opportunity to show some ads des

Google And Others Reportedly Pay Adblock Plus To Show You Ads Anyway

If you work for a company that depends on advertising revenue, you won't hear people talk that often about using Adblock Plus, but it's something that millions of consumers probably can't imagine thei
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