ad blockers

Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
Internet

Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

Billions of advertising revenue is thought to have been lost from ad-blockers.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.13.17
Facebook

Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers

Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Kayla Matthews
12.13.16
short circuit

Facebook’s War on Ad Blockers Isn’t Over Yet

Both sides keep one-upping each other in this arms race.
Nathaniel Mott
8.12.16
short circuit

Facebook Claims Moral Imperative In Fight Against Ad Blockers

Facebook isn’t hurting for ad revenue, but instead wants to take a moral stand against the use of ad blockers.
Nicholas Deleon
8.9.16
ADVERTISING

Rise of Ad Blocking Is the Ad Industry's Fault, Says Outgoing FTC Commissioner

Julie Brill says consumers are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ after the ad industry crippled the ill-fated Do Not Track program.
Janus Kopfstein
4.1.16
Apple

Safari Is Now The Only Major Browser That Offers ‘Do Not Track’ on iOS

Chrome just disabled ‘Do Not Track’ after switching to a new iOS API platform.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.29.16
Google

Mozilla's Founder Wants to Block Ads on Mobile So He Can Serve You Different Ads

Brendan Eich has a plan to revolutionize ad blocking, by providing more ads. It sounds crazy, but it just might work.
Kate Conger
1.24.16
short circuit

Ad-Free YouTube Is Here, But It’ll Cost You $10 a Month

YouTube Red, YouTube’s highly anticipated subscription service, is now available for computers and mobile devices.
Nicholas Deleon
10.28.15
Internet

As Ad Blockers Spread, ​Online Ad Industry Admits It ‘Messed Up’

Perhaps ad blockers had something to do with it?
Clinton Nguyen
10.15.15
short circuit

Apple Removed This Ad Blocker Over Security Concerns

Been Choice blocked ads in Safari and apps like Facebook.
Nicholas Deleon
10.9.15
video

One Website Is Using Humor to Get Its Users to Turn Off Adblock

The Vengabus is coming.
Rachel Pick
10.6.15