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RT @israelimom: Do you have an ad blocker installed? Here's why I think it's unethical: http://b6s.net/general/is-blocking-ads-unethical.html

Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play

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A handful of app developers receive notices from the Web giant saying that their ad-blocking software "interferes with or accesses another service or product in an unauthorized manner." [Read more]...
Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play

French ISP blocks online ads by default - just a beta feature glitch?

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One of the largest ISPs in France, Free, pushed out an update to its FreeBox routers this week. And they kind of broke the web with this one – or at least one of its primary funding models. The update got pushed out on Wednesday, with one of its new...
French ISP blocks online ads by default - just a beta feature glitch?
France's second-largest ISP deploys ad blocking via firmware update

Don't Blame Your Community: Ad Blocking Is Not Killing Any Sites

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Every so often we hear about a random blog or website that freaks out and claims that ad blockers are "stealing" or somehow damaging websites. But it's quite a surprise to see a similar argument from a site like Ars Technica -- one of the top techie sites out there,...
Don't Blame Your Community: Ad Blocking Is Not Killing Any Sites

Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love

arstechnica.com
Did you know that blocking ads truly hurts the websites you visit? We recently learned that many of our readers did not know this, so I'm going to explain why. There is an oft-stated misconception that if a user never clicks on ads, then blocking them won't hurt a...
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love

Google pulls ad blockers from Play, move called 'unilateral'

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Enforcing a policy that is stated in the terms of service for Android developers, Google has pulled advertising blocking apps AdAway, Ad Blocker, AdBlock Plus, and AdFree. All four were held in violation of a paragraph in the distribution agreement noting that developers are not allowed to interfere with "properties...
Google pulls ad blockers from Play, move called 'unilateral'

French ISP Free Blocks All Web Advertising

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Free, one of France's largest Internet providers, now blocks Internet advertising for all users by default. Not coincidentally, they're in a very public clash with Google. A French Internet service provider (ISP) with more than 5 million subscribers has taken the unusual step of blocking most web advertising. ISP...
French ISP Free Blocks All Web Advertising

Google Pulls Ad-Blocking Apps From Play Store For Violating Developer Distribution Agreement

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More than a few developers have worked to make web browsing and app use in Android as clean and ad-free as possible, but it seems their efforts haven’t made them any fans at Google. That displeasure was made clear today when a number of developers who have created and maintain...
Google Pulls Ad-Blocking Apps From Play Store For Violating Developer Distribution Agreement

Atomic Web: A Better iPad Browser

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After reading about Atomic Web for the iPad a few days ago on Gizmodo, I surrendered $1 to the App Store and gave it a try. Now, I’ve happily banished Safari to the farthest reaches of my home screen, as this browser alternative looks and feels like Safari but with...
Atomic Web: A Better iPad Browser
French government tells ISP to stop installing ad-blocking software on its modems

ClarityRay Battles Ad Blockers With $500K In Funding

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Some of you are probably reading this post with ad blocker right now — and to be honest, I don’t blame you. Sure, there’s the occasional amusing or genuinely useful ad, but not terribly often, so why not install a plugin and avoid the whole mess? Of course, those ads...
ClarityRay Battles Ad Blockers With $500K In Funding

Google’s TOS changes happen tomorrow: Here’s what you should know

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For those of you who’ve been keeping me company on Twitter today, you’ll know I set myself the mind-numbing task of reading the new Ts&Cs Google are introducing tomorrow. The company has everyone in a bit of a stir, as it brings together all of the data the search giant has collected...
Google’s TOS changes happen tomorrow: Here’s what you should know

Dotcom's Megabox to Launch "A Few Months" After Mega

torrentfreak.com
December last year Kim Dotcom revealed his plan to put the “dinosaur record labels” out of business. In a guest post for TorrentFreak, Dotcom said his revolutionary music platform called Megabox was about to go public, but due to a well-known intervention from the U.S. Government that launch never happened....
Dotcom's Megabox to Launch "A Few Months" After Mega

After Rubin, what's next for Android?

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You can infer that the former head of Google's mobile side didn't want to be part of what's going to happen next at the search giant - but what is that, precisely?Did Andy Rubin jump, or was he pushed out of the top position running Google's Android division - the...
After Rubin, what's next for Android?

Adblock Plus launches on Android to block ads in apps and on the Web, no rooting required

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Adblock Plus, a forked version of Adblock, today released version 1.0 of its free native Android app. You can download the app now from the official Google Play store (Android 2.1+ required). You can also download the .apk directly from AdBlockPlus.org and install it manually. If you do, however, you...
Adblock Plus launches on Android to block ads in apps and on the Web, no rooting required

Facebook, You’ve Got a Friend: Matt Mullenweg Thinks You Own the Future of Advertising

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At PandoMonthly in New York tonight, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg said the page-view mentality is “poisonous” and in-stream advertising is the future. Speaking to Sarah Lacy, Mullenweg confessed to using an ad blocker when browsing the Web. Publishers get angry at that technology because they think it erodes their money-making ability, he...
Facebook, You’ve Got a Friend: Matt Mullenweg Thinks You Own the Future of Advertising

French ISP Takes On Google By Blocking Its Ads For A Week

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Google may be endearing itself to New Yorkers by providing free wi-fi in Chelsea, but the company’s contribution — or lack thereof — to Internet infrastructure in France is reportedly making it enemies. That’s why ISP Free earlier this year put in an ad blocker to strip out... Please visit...
French ISP Takes On Google By Blocking Its Ads For A Week

Top Artists Line Up for Kim Dotcom’s Megabox

torrentfreak.com
Megabox first appeared in the news late last year, following the release of the “Mega Song” promo. The song featured top artists including P Diddy, Will.i.am, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West, endorsing the now-defunct Megaupload. At the time, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom explained that he had plans to...
Top Artists Line Up for Kim Dotcom’s Megabox
Signpost grabs funding and a former AOL Patch employee for local advertising services

KIDO'Z Arrives On Mobile, Making Android Devices Safe For Kids

techcrunch.com
Tel Aviv-based KIDO’Z, which got its start back in 2009 as a kid-friendly media browser for desktop computers is finally making the jump to mobile. The company is today officially announcing an Android version of its software that enables parents to lock down their smartphones and tablets, only allowing kids access...
KIDO'Z Arrives On Mobile, Making Android Devices Safe For Kids

Backed Or Whacked: The Ad Blocker And The Beat Rocker Hit Kickstarter

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and writer for Engadget. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter. Designers of innovative high-tech products often face a dilemma between two of Kickstarter’s more popular categories. Should they...
Backed Or Whacked: The Ad Blocker And The Beat Rocker Hit Kickstarter
French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that's enabled by default

Opera users click on the most ads, followed by Safari Mobile, Internet Explorer, and Android

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Which browser brings in the most ad clicks, disregarding its market share? If you guessed Internet Explorer, as it doesn’t have a decent ad blocker and users of the browser often don’t install add-ons or extensions, you’d be wrong. It’s actually Opera, followed by Apple’s Safari Mobile, and only then...
Opera users click on the most ads, followed by Safari Mobile, Internet Explorer, and Android

Adblock Plus hits back at German newspapers urging readers to disable the free-to-use ad blocker

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Adblock Plus, a free-to-use service that blocks unwanted adverts across the Web, has responded to a number of news outlets in Germany that are encouraging their readers to disable the free-to-use adblocker on their respective sites. Spiegel Online, Sueddeutsche.de, Faz.net, Zeit, Golem.de and RP Online launched a joint campaign asking...
Adblock Plus hits back at German newspapers urging readers to disable the free-to-use ad blocker

Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer is now available to download in beta

thenextweb.com
The developers behind the popular Adblock Plus browser extension that blocks online advertisements has just released the first version compatible with Internet Explorer (IE). The six-year old ad blocking software started life as a Firefox extension but has gradually made its way across to the Chrome and Opera browsers, too,...
Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer is now available to download in beta

OkCupid Asks Ad-Blocker Users To Go Ad-Free Forever For $5 With This Smart, Funny Banner

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“So normally there would be an ad in this spot. But you’re using an ad-blocker like a boss. Here’s a solution: You donate $5 to us once, & we remove all ads from the site forever.” That’s the text from a sidebar banner appearing on OkCupid to users with ad-blocking software installed....
OkCupid Asks Ad-Blocker Users To Go Ad-Free Forever For $5 With This Smart, Funny Banner
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?