The next iteration of Google Chrome will allow its users to block ads on abusive websites. Ad-abusive websites are those sites that get aggressive with their ads, either by opening up countless new tabs, placing ads that look like system messages, or straight up trying to take your personal data from you.Set to launch in December, Chrome 71 will allow users to report sites … [Read more...] about Chrome will block “aggressive” website ads
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At the beginning of this year, Google added protections to Chrome that helped protect users against abusive experiences. “Abusive experiences” was basically in reference to all of the super obnoxious ads across the web that open new tabs or windows and redirect you to pages you don’t want to go. Today, they are taking those protections a step further. Google … [Read more...] about Chrome 71 is Going Further to Block More Bad Ad Experiences
The Internet is the best for work. The Internet is the worst for work. It makes research a thousand times easier than in the dark days before Google, and web tools like Slack and Google Drive can certainly help streamline your workday. But then there's Twitter, Reddit and the wormhole that is Wikipedia among the multitude of sites that distract you from the task at hand. Here … [Read more...] about 5 Chrome extensions to block out distractions and stay focused
Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an ad blocker enabled, you might see a pop-up that asks you to disable the ad blocker or "Block ads by … [Read more...] about Salon to ad blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?
Over the past few months, we've received dozens of complaints about redirecting ads on this site, which we have been repeatedly reporting to our ad networks. The problem ultimately comes down to rogue ads being published through common ad networks (even 'safe' ones like AdSense and AdX), which then show up on sites like ours. When the ads load, they hijack the parent page to … [Read more...] about [Update: You can turn it on now] Chrome 64 will block those pesky redirecting ads everyone hates