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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
11.9.18
Design

Hackers Built an Ad-Blocking AR Headset

This DIY headset built from the ground up at PennAppsW2015 can effectively recognize and eliminate pesky ads thanks to augmented reality.
Beckett Mufson
6.12.16
Power

Newspaper Publishers Fire Off a Cease and Desist Letter to Ad-Blocking Browser

Turns out the newspapers aren't so keen on Brave's plan of blocking their ads by default.
Michael Byrne
4.9.16
video

One Website Is Using Humor to Get Its Users to Turn Off Adblock

The Vengabus is coming.
Rachel Pick
10.6.15
News

Howard Stern Just Taught Everyone's Parents About Ad-Blockers

Stern learned about ad-blocking software live on air Tuesday.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.26.15
News

The EFF Wants to Help You Avoid Pesky Online Advertisers

The digital rights group is working privacy activists to develop better standards for online advertising tracking.
Clinton Nguyen
8.3.15
DIY

This Helmet Is an AdBlock for Real Life Ads

'Brand Killer' gets rid of those IRL ads on a shoestring budget.
Jordan Pearson
1.22.15
Motherboard Blog

Toolbox: Spy On Web Spies With Ghostery

Surfing the web these days isn't the same as it was 10 years ago. And it's not just because there are less websites with HTML frames and 'under construction' GIFs. The fact of the matter is that everywhere you go on the web is being tracked.
Janus Kopfstein
8.24.11