Mysterious buyer acquires Adblock!

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10-14-2015, 08:37 PM
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Mysterious buyer acquires Adblock.

The ‘Anonymous buyer’ conspiracy has caused concern for Adblock users and they have raised number of questions on social media sites, such as:

Should I trust AdBlock Extension anymore?
Who owns the Software I have installed?
Is it NSA? cry

http://www.businessinsider.com/adblock-g...?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/02/adblo...sion-sold/

What Should you do?

I personally am watching ABP closely for new updates and dropping it completely, and swapping to uBlock.

Download uBlock with a simple google search.
Remember that ublock(.)org is NOT in relation to the uBlock we are speaking about. It states it on their browser download pages.

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10-14-2015, 08:39 PM
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I thought the "anonymous buyer" of AdBlock was ABP? They aren't the same plugin.

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10-14-2015, 08:41 PM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2015, 08:43 PM by Tiny.)
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(10-14-2015, 08:39 PM)desu Wrote: I thought the "anonymous buyer" of AdBlock was ABP? They aren't the same plugin.

Apparently no one knows who the buyer is, I myself used ABP, but I made the swap to watch things just because I want to be careful myself.

Adblock and Adblock Plus are really different. ABP is open code and its privacy policy is clear, Adblock's is not. Confusing I know, confuses me sometimes too, but they are indeed different things.

Personally I feel uBlock is better anyways, but still things need to be looked into.

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10-14-2015, 08:53 PM
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I switched to uBlock a while ago, but I might as well wipe ADB+ off of my Addons list.

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10-14-2015, 08:55 PM
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>lmgtfy link
why do you have to be a dick about it

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10-14-2015, 08:55 PM
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(10-14-2015, 08:53 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: I switched to uBlock a while ago, but I might as well wipe ADB+ off of my Addons list.

As I said above, basically i'm not sure the relationship between ADB+ and ADB, they are different. ADB is the one that was sold, not sure about ADB+. Stay safe, do what you gotta do, privacy is privacy for a reason.

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10-14-2015, 08:56 PM
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(10-14-2015, 08:55 PM)desu Wrote: >lmgtfy link
why do you have to be a dick about it

I'm sure it was included in good tastes.

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10-14-2015, 09:04 PM
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(10-14-2015, 08:55 PM)desu Wrote: >lmgtfy link
why do you have to be a dick about it

I had good intentions. As they aren't related to a site that pops up #1 on google, I figured I'd give the exact words that I typed to not have the site as one of the first responses when they clearly state it isn't them.

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10-14-2015, 09:44 PM
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The buyer was probably a large advertising company like Google, adblock would be killing the advertising industry.

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10-14-2015, 09:56 PM
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I use all three, ads rape my computer

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10-15-2015, 06:08 AM
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>>22508
using all three sounds like it'd eat your ram.

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10-15-2015, 02:26 PM
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(10-15-2015, 06:08 AM)Senpai Wrote: >>22508
using all three sounds like it'd eat your ram.

Only if you block too many things.