Google continues to remove ad blockers. This time AdNauseam extension was banned from Web Store. Google flagged it as malware which prohibited using the extension for those who have installed software via Chrome's developer mode.
It's been just a few days since we've heard about Adblock Plus ad network, and here they are - the new "police of the web". Google decided to develop own acceptable ads policy and not alone, there is now a "Coalition for Better Ads".
Ba dum tss. The most famous ad blocker in the world is now running its own ad network.
For those who are now puzzled (just like us), let us tell you more.
Google finally draws the line and takes measures against websites that are using intrusive ad practices.
There are plenty of websites that in pursuit of revenue do everything to become non-user-friendly. All these intrusive ads really slow down the loading of pages but also they just interfere with users getting the desired content, especially taking into account the small size of mobile devices screens. Google has recently outlined most annoying kinds of such ads:
Today Android developers announced about Android 7 (also known as Android N, or Nougat) release in their official blog. This brings many new features, but the most important (and sad) for us are HTTPs filtering-related changes.
Uh-oh, it looks like we have another proof of how harmful online ads can be. There is a new noxious malware that lies in wait for Android users, and spreads via AdSense. Yeah, that ad network by Google.
Specialists of Kaspersky Lab have encountered an alarming virus called Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.q that is spread with the help of online ads.
Today Facebook announced some truly sad news - the social network will now fight ad blockers.
What are the measures? Well, first of all the tech part itself will be altered, so that ad blockers couldn't detect and remove advertising on the desktop version of Facebook.
And secondly, the social network will update ad preferences tool. This tool shows what data is transferred to advertisers, why do you see specific ads, and it also gives opportunity to hide ads that you are not interested in.