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Correction: AVG now blocks tracking ads, monitors Wi-Fi connections

This story originally reported that the Do-Not-Track add-on could only be installed with the AVG Toolbar. AVG has confirmed that the two are separate installations.

By March 26, 2012

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Selective ad blocking lets you support your favorite sites

Help the sites you frequent stay in business by adding them to AdBlock Plus's whitelist, which restricts the obtrusiveness of the ads that open on the page.

By July 11, 2013

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France orders Internet provider to stop blocking Google ads

After a Web provider updated its software to block the search giant's ads, the French government says, "This kind of blocking is inconsistent with a free and open Internet."

By January 7, 2013

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Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.

By April 4, 2014

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50 Twitter tips

Not just another time-waster's tool, Twitter is a powerful way to network and share info. Here's our guide for rookies and old hats alike.

By March 30, 2012

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Is ad blocking the problem?

Ad blocking is an easy scapegoat for the online media industry, but blocking ad-blocking will only stymie the evolution of the online media business.

By March 9, 2010

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Poll: Do you block ads when web surfing?

Earlier this week Ars Technica caused a stir with an article titled "Why ad blocking is devastating to the sites you love". So, now, we throw it over to you our dear readers and ask, do you use an ad-blocker when surfing the web?

By March 9, 2010

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Browse safely by blocking Web ads

Free add-ons let you prevent potentially dangerous ads from appearing in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

By November 2, 2009

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Internet Explorer 9 adding Tracking Protection to stop websites spying on you

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 will feature a new security feature that lets you block advertisers from tracking you.

By December 8, 2010

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Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play

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."

By March 13, 2013