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ad-blocking software

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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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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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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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What Mozilla is doing with its big pile of new money (Q&A)

Revenue at the nonprofit group nearly doubled in 2012 thanks to a new deal with Google. The money, says executive chair Mitchell Baker, is funding a big push to bring Firefox to the mobile market.

By November 21, 2013

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Google celebrates 15 years of its biggest product: You

Google knows more about you than ever before, and you like it that way. How did the popular yet controversial company convince you of its trustworthiness?

By September 26, 2013

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Microsoft to Google: We'll bring ads to YouTube app

In response to Google's cease-and-desist letter alleging terms-of-service violations, Microsoft says all it needs from Google is "access to the necessary APIs" to create ad support.

By May 16, 2013

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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

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Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that's rattling nerves in DC

A congressional committee wants to know whether this telecommunications powerhouse is a national security threat. Why? CNET went to China to find out.

By August 27, 2012

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How to browse sensitive subjects without being tracked

Doing some Web searches you want to keep extra private? Try private browsing, Do Not Track, and other tools.

By June 20, 2012

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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