Tag: ad blockers

Application Software, Software Category

YouTube slowing down load times for users with ad blockers

January 16, 2024

Via: BGR

YouTube began waging war against ad blockers last year in an attempt to force users to either sign up for a YouTube Premium subscription or actually watch the ads they were being served. Most popular ad blockers have since been […]

Application Software, Software Category

It’s official: YouTube is coming for your ad blockers worldwide

November 1, 2023

Via: BGR

“We’re running a small experiment globally that urges viewers with ad blockers enabled to allow ads on YouTube or try YouTube Premium.” That’s what YouTube said in late June, explaining why some ad blocker users would be barred from watching […]

Application Software, Software Category

Mozilla confirms it won’t cripple Manifest V2 ad blockers in Firefox

January 18, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Mozilla has released the latest version of its Firefox web browser, explaining that its users will not experience any limitation to extension capabilities like the ones being introduced in Chrome. The open source foundation is indeed embracing the much debated […]

Application Software, Software Category

Google partially backtracks on Chrome changes that would break ad blockers

February 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Google has said that it will revise the proposed changes to Chrome’s extension API that would have broken or reduced the functionality of a wide range of ad-blocking extensions, to ensure that the current variety of content-blocking extensions is preserved. […]

Application Software, Software Category

Opera’s browser has a built-in ad blocker that works better than extensions

March 10, 2016

Via: The Next Web

Opera has updated its desktop browser for Windows and OS X with ad-blocking baked right in. The company believes its new feature helps speed up page loads by 40 percent on average and works better than third-party extensions. In the browser’s developer edition, You can […]

Software Security

Yahoo is locking some users out of Mail for using ad blockers

November 23, 2015

Via: TechSpot

Have you recently encountered a roadblock trying to access Yahoo Mail (and happen to run an ad blocking program)? If so, you’re not alone as some users have reportedly been locked out of their Yahoo e-mail accounts for using an […]