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    Adblock Plus is reportedly selling out and allowing Ads

    It’s a sad day on the Internet, folks: Adblock Plus, one of the most popular ad-blocking tools around, is reportedly selling out. That’s per a Wall Street Journal story on how there’s “money to be made blocking ads” and “allowing ads to evade ad blockers.” According to the Journal, Eyeo GmbH, the company behind Adblock Plus, has started letting the ads of about 70 companies pass through its filter in exchange for money; that’s some 700 ads in total. What’s more, that number should only grow, as Eyeo “is now reaching out to developers of other ad-blocking tools to cut deals that allow certain ads to pass ads through their filters, too.”
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/..._its_tool.html

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    I suppose the alternative is to vote with your feet and use µBlock although I don't think it's compatible for IE yet.

    https://www.ublock.org/

    I have that installed in Firefox but use ABP in IE 11 which is my default browser.

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    Quite right, Adblock plus has gone rogue. I get ads popping up and get messages whilst browsing to tell me to turn it off please. They say we rely on advertising so please disable it.

    A sad day for the internet indeed

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    Perhaps users of Adblock Plus should opt out like I did? I removed the check mark from the appropriate box and am not aware of ads popping up now. See the graphic below.

    adblockplus2a.jpg

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    That is not "selling out", that is considered to be business.

    And all those who get ads (see post #3) have been too lazy to ever go through Adblock's options.

    The check box to allow/disallow so called "non-intrusive ads" has been there for a long time.

    leaving it checked IMHO is nothing but incomplete set up.
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