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New 2018 Chrome browser to stop unwanted redirects

Starting with a new version of Chrome in 2018 the Google browser will stop annoying redirects from a website to another page that you did not expect or want.

Mozilla launches its privacy-first mobile web browser on Android

Mozilla has officially launched Firefox Focus on Android devices. Previously iOS-exclusive, the web browser is designed for people looking for strengthened online privacy and a clutter-free experience. There's a built-in ad blocker and data saving mode.

Google confirms that Chrome is getting a built-in ad blocker

Google has announced significant changes to its approach to online advertising. Confirming previous rumours, it has said it will enable automatic ad blocking in Chrome next year. It will also withdraw its own ads from sites that use them irresponsibly.

Ad blocker Shine to become ad platform Rainbow

The application Shine has, for a long time, offered ad blocking software to web users. Now, in a surprising u-turn, the platform is to be relaunched as a a service with adverts.

Ad blocking threatens the open web, 90 percent increase in 2015

There are now more people using ad blockers on smartphones than desktop PCs, according to a new report. The use of ad blockers on mobile devices rose 90 percent last year, representing a serious threat to the revenues of content publishers worldwide.

UK mobile operator Three to block online adverts automatically

UK mobile operator Three is to begin automatically blocking all adverts on mobile websites across Three UK and Three Italy. The controversial move aims to give customers "more control, choice and transparency" but is concerning to publishers.

Startup believes its ad blocker can help pay publishers

An "ethical" ad blocking service launched Thursday that allows users to pay their favorite publishers not to show them ads.

A day after iOS 9 goes live, ad blockers claim App Store charts

With iOS 9, Apple is allowing iPhone and iPad users to install ad blockers for the first time. In a clear indication of the demand for these products, the genre has risen to the very top of the App Store charts just two days after iOS 9's launch.

German court denies sites' plea to oust AdBlock Plus

Two news publishers who want to see advertisement-banishing AdBlock Plus unable to use its tech on their pages have lost their case in court.

Op-Ed: The onslaught of ad blockers is killing websites and the Internet

The vast majority of websites rely on revenue from adverts displayed on their pages to be able to operate. Yet many consumers install ad blockers that hide them from sight, preventing websites from getting much needed money - and the trend is growing.
 

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