Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Adblock Plus complains about Google actions
Posted on 15-Mar-2013 10:25 | Tags Filed under: News



Adblock Plus said today that Google has removed all ad blocking apps for Android, including Adblock Plus, from the Google Play Store. Adblock Plus claims that this unilateral move by Google threatens consumer choice.

Adblock Plus is a free ad-blocking tool that is the product of an open-source community project; it has been downloaded more than 200 million times worldwide. Adblock Plus plugs into any Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Android browser.

“I realize that advertising revenue is important to Google, but understand that Adblock Plus does not automatically block all ads; we simply allow users the choice whether to block ads or whitelist them. We even encourage advertising that is done appropriately and conforms to an Acceptable Ads policy, which is debated and decided in an open public forum,” said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus. “By unilaterally removing these apps, Google is stepping all over the checks and balances that make the Internet democratic. People should be really alarmed by this move.”

Android users can still download and install Adblock Plus directly from their website.

“Google indicated that their reason for removing Adblock Plus is that it violates Section 4.4 of their Developer Distribution Agreement,” Faida continued. “But today's action is the third in a string of actions that Google has taken against our open-source product: in late February Google began forcing Android users to manually configure a proxy server in order to run Adblock Plus; in December 2012 Google re-categorized Adblock Plus in the Chrome Web store and stopped showing it in search results when users specifically looked for the extension; and when Adblock Plus re-listed as an app on December 12th, Google took it down again 12 hours later.”


More information: http://adblockplus.org/en/android-about#faq...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Driving an automatic - do you use one foot or both?
Created by geekIT, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Sep-2017 23:25 (134 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


iPhone 8/iPhone X, impressions?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by jeeg on 22-Sep-2017 22:47 (400 replies)
Pages... 25 26 27


Auckland Airport fuel supply obliterated by digger
Created by Batman, last reply by pbgben on 22-Sep-2017 17:46 (219 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


How to backup/copy an iphone app?
Created by Batman, last reply by scuwp on 19-Sep-2017 19:37 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Mighty Ape Birthday hunt 2017
Created by ThePlague, last reply by joshhill96 on 21-Sep-2017 23:11 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


IOS 11 email client and Office 365 - heads up people
Created by gjm, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Sep-2017 17:15 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


When did we become America
Created by BTR, last reply by Fred99 on 22-Sep-2017 12:12 (66 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Sky blames piracy for lost customers. Sky: it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Rikkitic on 21-Sep-2017 11:10 (482 replies)
Pages... 31 32 33