Ad-blocking up 30pc in 2016 as privacy becomes a hot button topic

A new worldwide report into ad-blocking has found that 615 million devices globally are blocking ads on the web. To put that in context, that figure represents over one in ten people online, and is also up 30 per cent in 12 months. The state of the blocked web survey, by Adblock, presents a combined … Continue reading Ad-blocking up 30pc in 2016 as privacy becomes a hot button topic

Ad-blocking: new ideas in the unwinnable war of our time

The great online war of our times, ad-blocking is an escalating battle which can never be concluded to the satisfaction of both sides, even as both are seeing increased and unexpected damage. So the only logical way forward is to take an entirely new path, one that changes the priorities and qualities of the precious … Continue reading Ad-blocking: new ideas in the unwinnable war of our time

Why ad-blockers really aren’t the data privacy win you might think

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Ad-blockers shot straight to the top of the paid-for apps list in the App Store when Apple's iOS9 update that allowed users to block mobile advertising was released. So far, so not unusual – ads are pesky little things, right? Popping-up unexpectedly when you least expect them and generally bloating pages, crucifying page load times … Continue reading Why ad-blockers really aren’t the data privacy win you might think