"Ads exploit the weaknesses of many defenseless souls," the creator of AdBlock Radio says.
Google says the changes will improve performance and security. Ad block developers and consumer advocates say Google is simply protecting its ad dominance.
Google’s main source of revenue is ads, but Chromium developers claim the change is necessary to enhance user privacy and control.
Perceptual ad blockers will come out on the losing side in the war against internet advertisers and expose users to a host of new attack vectors in the process, the researchers warned.
Billions of advertising revenue is thought to have been lost from ad-blockers.
Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Facebook isn’t hurting for ad revenue, but instead wants to take a moral stand against the use of ad blockers.
Julie Brill says consumers are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ after the ad industry crippled the ill-fated Do Not Track program.
Chrome just disabled ‘Do Not Track’ after switching to a new iOS API platform.