ad blocking

glasses

These Screen-Blocking Glasses Are Ad-Blockers for Real Life

The IRL glasses block LCD/LED screens to give you some time away from looking at ads.
DJ Pangburn
10.2.18
invite to the block party

Snowden’s Favorite Ad Blocker Can Now Automatically Detect New Tracking Scripts

Ghostery just escalated the ad blocking arms race.
Louise Matsakis
12.6.17
perceptual ad blocking

Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race

An ad blocker that uses computer vision appears to be the most powerful ever devised and can evade all known anti ad blockers.
Jason Koebler
4.14.17
apps

Google Squashed a Chrome Extension that Flooded Ad Networks With Disinformation

For two years the AdNauseam extension helped desktop Chrome users obscure their ad profile—until Google disabled it last week.
Corin Faife
1.13.17
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
Power

Newspaper Publishers Fire Off a Cease and Desist Letter to Ad-Blocking Browser

Turns out the newspapers aren't so keen on Brave's plan of blocking their ads by default.
Michael Byrne
4.9.16
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
Motherboard Blog

Sorry, Ad-Blocking Will Not Be Built Into Microsoft Edge

Contrary to earlier reports, the default web browser for Windows 10 will not be able to block ads right out of the gate.
Nicholas Deleon
3.31.16
security

Verizon Is Still Tracking Customers Across the Web Without Consent

The FCC slaps Verizon on the wrist for using invasive “supercookies,” but a loophole will allow its mission to monetize paying customers will continue.
Janus Kopfstein
3.9.16
short circuit

How Online Advertisers Will Guilt Trip You Into Disabling Your Ad-Blocker

Online advertisers are proposing a truce of sorts between publishers and people who use ad-blockers.
Nicholas Deleon
3.7.16
short circuit

Why I’d Rather Pay for the Web

My credit card is ready.
Nicholas Deleon
1.26.16
LAS VEGAS

These Devices Are Trying To Secure The Internet of (Hackable) Things

As more devices get connected to the internet, some companies see an opportunity to sell security products.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.16
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