Skip to comments.TECH PING Adblock extension ...sells to mystery buyer, refuses to name new owner
Posted on 03/16/2016 7:33:00 AM PDT by Chickensoup
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The extension displayed a popup on October 1 saying that it is now allowing EyeOs acceptable advertising which allows advertisers to buy their way onto the whitelist through the filter.
I have recommended adblock a number of times but noticed when the last update which happened last week that I was seeing ads. And now I know why.
They are co-opted.
I am now trying Ghostary. Are there other adblocking extensions available that our techs recommend?
Hmm, I noticed once last week that ADBLOCK allowed a series of ads celebrating International Wymyn’s Day.
I am not amused. Whatever they paid to co-opt AdBlock, it was too much. It’s users are proficient enough and motivated enough to take the initiative and install AdBlock. Users will defect to a program that still works.
There is talk that a Google shell company bought them. Makes sense. Eliminate them slowly.
I use uBlock Origin.
Here is the link to the Firefox plug-in:
Thanks for the heads-up
I am testing Ghostary right now, seems to hold ok.
My first inclination was some leftist outfit to allow Dem adverts to sneak through.
Does it work on IE?
Please! no lectures.
In the comments on the article, uBlock Origin was recommended.
uBlock Origin is NOT an “ad blocker”: it is a wide-spectrum blocker — which happens to be able to function as a mere “ad blocker”. The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites — through EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Peter Lowes ad/tracking/malware servers, various lists of malware sites, and uBlock Origin’s own filter lists.
Ghostery isn’t really designed to block ads. It’s more designed to block trackers.
I don’t mind ads, so long as they just sit there and don’t flash or talk or block anything else.
That is what I thought, but it seems to block the ads too. Try it. I was surprised.
do you think it is a better option than Ghostary? Or maybe need to use both?
I have it and AdBlock Plus. They work pretty well together.
Thanks for posting the news about the change in ownership!
I use: uBlock Origin
I had both and removed ghostery and with the update was seeing ads. Adblock no longer works.
One the first indicator was seeing the blue field Google ads in Startpage.
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