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Block unwanted ads while surfing with your Firefox browser.
A new manifesto from an ad-blocking company Eyeo tries to build support for the idea that some ads are OK. That's good for its business, since big advertisers pay to get on its whitelist.
Adblock Plus is finally available for Safari, albeit in beta form. You can install it in just a few clicks.
All the top desktop browsers now can use a plug-in that blocks Web site ads -- except for nonintrusive ones from companies that pay to be whitelisted.
Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.
Apps that block ads on Android devices, including AdAway and Adblock Plus, have been removed from the Google Play store.
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."
Free, a French ISP, has rolled out an update to its routers that turns ad blocking on by default.
Adblock Plus for Android may sound too good to be true, but it works. It not only gets rid of banners, pop-ups, and video ads while you browse, it also kills those often annoying in-app ads.
The chances of encountering a malware-bearing ad on your phone or tablet are increasing. But blocking ads on mobile is neither easy nor very effective. Here's a better approach to ad-blocking on your device.
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.