ad blockers


Google Struggles to Justify Why It's Restricting Ad Blockers in Chrome

Google says the changes will improve performance and security. Ad block developers and consumer advocates say Google is simply protecting its ad dominance.
Karl Bode
Who Blocks the Blockers

Upcoming Version of Google Chrome Will Make It Harder to Block Ads

Google’s main source of revenue is ads, but Chromium developers claim the change is necessary to enhance user privacy and control.
Daniel Oberhaus
ad blockers

Researchers Defeat Most Powerful Ad Blockers, Declare a ‘New Arms Race’

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

Billions of advertising revenue is thought to have been lost from ad-blockers.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers

Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Kayla Matthews
short circuit

Facebook’s War on Ad Blockers Isn’t Over Yet

Both sides keep one-upping each other in this arms race.
Nathaniel Mott
short circuit

Facebook Claims Moral Imperative In Fight Against Ad Blockers

Facebook isn’t hurting for ad revenue, but instead wants to take a moral stand against the use of ad blockers.
Nicholas Deleon

Rise of Ad Blocking Is the Ad Industry's Fault, Says Outgoing FTC Commissioner

Julie Brill says consumers are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ after the ad industry crippled the ill-fated Do Not Track program.
Janus Kopfstein

Safari Is Now The Only Major Browser That Offers ‘Do Not Track’ on iOS

Chrome just disabled ‘Do Not Track’ after switching to a new iOS API platform.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Mozilla's Founder Wants to Block Ads on Mobile So He Can Serve You Different Ads

Brendan Eich has a plan to revolutionize ad blocking, by providing more ads. It sounds crazy, but it just might work.
Kate Conger
short circuit

Ad-Free YouTube Is Here, But It’ll Cost You $10 a Month

YouTube Red, YouTube’s highly anticipated subscription service, is now available for computers and mobile devices.
Nicholas Deleon