Adblock sold off, will participate in Acceptable Ads program

Adblock now belongs to new mystery owner.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Oct 2 2015 3:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

The ever-popular "Adblock" plugin for browsers has been bought by an unnamed source which requested anonymity (you can imagine why). Adblock boasts 40 million users.

Adblock sold off, will participate in Acceptable Ads program | TweakTown.com

In any case, Adblock will now be participating in the Acceptable Ads program started by Adblock Plus. The goal of the program is to block aggressive online advertising (flash and pop-up ads and such), while allowing and encouraging less aggressive advertising.

Below is the full text of the announcement, as seen in an Adblock pop-up.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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