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RumorTT: Adblock have been getting paid to push ads in consumers' faces with Adblock Plus

RumorTT: Adblock Plus still shows ads, but has companies like Google paying for them

| Software News | Posted: Jul 7, 2013 10:26 am

In news that isn't so surprising, Adblock have reportedly been receiving money to display ads to their paying customers through Adblock Plus. The news is coming from Hacker News, which states that Adblock Plus has an "acceptable ads" filter that allows certain content through by default.

 

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Adblock has big companies paying for this, with the company stating that this fee is to help maintain their filter lists, which whitelists some small websites and blogs for free. But, it will charge larger companies like Google to do as they wish. This allows companies the size of Google to pay to have their ads in front of people who paid to not see ads at all.

 

Will this result in a company coming out and making software that completely kills ads? I think not, because ads are what makes the Internet go round, just like oil does for the world.

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

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