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Can we really trust Google as judge, jury and executioner of online ads?
With cries of undue influence over the industry body deciding which ads to ban, is new Chrome adblocking too self-serving?

Alex Hern

15, Feb, 2018 @2:36 PM

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Google turns on default adblocker within Chrome
Users of latest Chrome browser on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android will have some of most intrusive types of ads blocked automatically

Samuel Gibbs

15, Feb, 2018 @9:39 AM

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Google to build adblocker into Chrome browser to tackle intrusive ads
Google hopes it can improve browsing experience and protect its business model by only blocking the most annoying ads

Jonathan Haynes and Alex Hern

02, Jun, 2017 @9:17 AM

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Google 'may build an adblocker into Chrome'
Company could announce feature to prevent intrusive online adverts within weeks, according to reports

Alex Hern

20, Apr, 2017 @9:41 AM

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From nasty to nice: how adblockers are trying to pivot
Controversial software was branded enemy of publishers, but adblocker developers are reassessing their relationships

Alex Hern

12, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Ad-blockers: are publishers tempted to feed the hand that bites them?
An ad-blocking firm’s move to charge publishers to serve whitelisted ads has raised eyebrows across the industry

Nicola Smith

04, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Mobile phone networks should not block adverts, says EU
Regulatory body Berec issues guidelines that could benefit publishers struggling with commercial effects of ad-blocking

Jasper Jackson

31, Aug, 2016 @6:28 PM

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ISPs that restrict porn or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines
Sky, BT, TalkTalk and O2, which block access to adult content, could be affected – even if customers opt in

Jasper Jackson

31, Aug, 2016 @7:33 AM

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Facebook will start bypassing adblockers on desktop browsers
Users of mobile adblockers will continue to experience an ad-free version, and Adblock Plus warns the decision ‘takes a dark path against user choice’

Alex Hern

09, Aug, 2016 @7:01 PM

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Charging money to go ad-free? The New York Times meets the BBC
Former corporation man Mark Thompson has hit on a new, yet strikingly familiar, formula for revenues in the digital age

Peter Preston

26, Jun, 2016 @6:00 AM

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I’m being chased around the internet by a shed | Stuart Heritage
I’m more than happy to be advertised to – but products pursuing you from site to site can feel like a nagging puppy tugging on your trouser leg

Stuart Heritage

14, Jun, 2016 @11:03 AM

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‘Bible of trends’ for the media industry charts more famine than feast
From adblocking to a slowdown in mobile phone sales, investment company’s slide deck indicates the end of growth

Emily Bell

05, Jun, 2016 @5:01 PM

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