From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.
Content blockers, as they're properly called, are all the rage in Apple's latest mobile operating system.
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.
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.
The new version of Firefox paves the way for faster, safer browsing and strips websites of ad technology used to follow user behavior.
Once again, the tech giant has deleted apps from its App Store over security concerns. This time the culprit is Chinese advertiser Youmi, which used third-party apps developed with its software to mine user data.
Apple's newest mobile software lets you use third-party apps to block Web ads, which the maker of the Peace app calls "creepy, bloated, annoying and insecure."
As Web browser add-ons that let people erase ads proliferate, legal experts to wonder when the first lawsuit will be filed.
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.
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.