Google plans to add adblocking features to its Chrome browser, Wall Street Journal reports. They will appear in mobile and desktop Chrome, turned on by default, but will block only ads that are unacceptable by Better Ads standards. But these and other details are not clear yet, not only to Wall Street Journal but to Google itself. »
This is arguably the biggest we’ve changed our app since v2.5 or even since the introduction of the new design back in Adguard v2.0. Some of these changes were meant to be introduced only in the 3.0 version, but we couldn’t wait any longer :) Significant changes to UI, the long hoped-for filtering log feature, other new options — all this and much more awaits you in this update. »
A research team of Stanford and Princeton claims to have developed a fundamentally new ad blocking concept. The key novelties are stealth functioning and visual recognition of ads. Those are called to end the "arms race" between ad blockers and publishers who use anti-adblocking solutions. »
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Why do we feel there's a need to write an article like this? On forums and in users' messages we often see a widespread belief that Adguard for Android is just a tool to block ads on devices that don't have ROOT access. And this is a serious mistake. Adguard is the most advanced way to get rid of ads and tracking on Android, no matter if you have your device rooted or not. »
This is an especially exciting update for Adguard Pro users, but those who use regular Adguard for iOS will find some pleasant changes too — of note, the User filter has been made much easier in use. »
An app launcher and search tool AppFlash will be pre-installed on devices sold by Verizon. It allows the telecommunication giant and its partner companies to track the usage of apps on the phone and gather a lot of other information on the behavior of its user. The launcher is now being tested on LG K20 V.
A launcher is a “skin”-app that allows changing the interface and functions of a smartphone, adds additional services, options and settings to the operation system. In order to do this, the app demands access to a bunch of system functions and to the device’s contents. »
This update might not be the biggest one, in a sense it doesn’t feature any revolutionary additions or the immense number of changes. But it’s surely a unique one, and it’s because it is by far the most influenced by the user feedback. We sincerely thank everyone who has helped us! »
Founded in 2016, the Coalition for Better Ads has recently shared the results of it’s ad perception research, naming the most and the least acceptable ad experiences. Ad formats for desktop and mobile web has been rated and ranked separately.
Coalition for Better Ads is an association of the biggest advertisers, platforms and adtech developers worried about ad blockers popularity growth and intended to "improve the consumer online ad experience". The coalition includes Facebook, Google, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, The Washington Post, News Corp, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) with it's area divisions as well as other companies and non-commercial organizations. »
What if we told you that DNS could actually be used to track the user online?
According to the paper by Dominik Herrmann, the German researcher, recursive nameservers have monitoring capabilities that seriously breach users privacy.
DNS (Domain Name System) records can track the user through the web and help to collect the "profile of his/her interests", states Mr. Herrmann. »