News Adblock Plus finds the end-game of its business model: Selling ads

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    "Eyeo GmbH, the company that makes the popular Adblock Plus software, will today start selling the very thing many of its users hate—advertisements. Today, the company is launching a self-service platform to sell "pre-whitelisted" ads that meet its "acceptable ads" criteria. The new system will let online publishers drag and drop advertisements that meet Eyeo's expectations for size and labeling.

    "The Acceptable Ads Platformhelps publishers who want to show an alternative, nonintrusive ad experience to users with ad blockers by providing them with a tool that lets them implement Acceptable Ads themselves,” said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus.

    Publishers who place the ads will do so knowing that they won't be blocked by most of the 100 million Adblock Plus users. The software extension's default setting allows for "acceptable ads" to be shown, and more than 90 percent of its users don't change that default setting."

    Read more:
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/adblock-plus-starts-selling-ads-but-only-acceptable-ones/



    I just got rid of Adblock Plus and installed "uBlock Origin".
     
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    Sneaky bastards. This is akin to the mob. Pay me for protection. Pay to play
     
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    Comes in Firefox, too.
     
  4. GLguygardner

    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    I'm just surprised it took so long.
     
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    Thanks obama
     
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    'Adblock Plus?...WTF are they talking about?...let's see...WTF is happening?...'

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  8. Wood22

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    Just go to Filter preferences..
    and disable = Allow some non-intrusive advertising.. option

    What a sell outs
     
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    I started using ublock a while ago when adblock started this whitelist crap. havent looked back. ublock uses less resources too and pretty much blocks everything including those damn ads in youtube
     
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    Thanks. Just did this too.
     
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    Trump will make Ad block great again
     
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    Ublock Origin (has to be the Origin fork, not the other one) Disconnect, and Privacy Badger are must have additions to Chrome.
     
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    Good info. Thanks guys.
     
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    Looking for an alternative, and I hope adblock meets karma.