A popular browser extension has been removed by Google from the Chrome Web Store after it started spamming users with irritating pop-up advertisements.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
If you don’t want to disable your ad blocker, maybe you’ll feel comfortable letting Salon.com run code from Coinhive which will gobble up your computer’s resources to mine some Monero cryptocurrency.
Even Google, one of the world’s largest advertising companies, seems to be incapable of guaranteeing a stream of safe ads.
Until advertising networks manage to clean up their act, and stop distributing ads that are put our privacy and security at risk, I can’t advocate anyone going on the internet without an ad blocker.
Google, an advertising company, is planning to introduce ad-blocking technology into the world’s most popular web browser – Google Chrome.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
A study by the Internet Advertising Bureau has found that 22% of British web users over 18 years old are using ad blocking software.
That’s up from 18% in October 2015.
Come on, we can do better than that…
Having rocketed to the top of the download charts in the Google Play store, the Android ad blocker AdBlock Fast fell down to earth with a bump yesterday as it was removed for violating developer guidelines.
Yahoo is preventing some of its web email users from accessing their messages if they have an ad blocker installed.
An interesting move from the company that not so long ago was spreading malicious adverts to hundreds of thousands of users every hour.
Should iOS apps be able to block ads from appearing in apps like Facebook and Pinterest by funnelling your traffic through a VPN that inspects your web traffic?
No, says Apple.
iOS 9, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is out – and includes a new feature which could help you block adverts as you browse the web.
That’s good for privacy and security, as you can find out in my latest video.