Chrome introduces an ad blocker on the 15th of February


#1

On that date, the Internet’s largest advertising company will start blocking ads in the Internet’s most popular browser, Google Chrome.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/12/chromes-ad-blocker-goes-live-on-february-15th/

Yesterday, the Coalition for Better Ads announced the “Better Ads Experience Program.” This Program provides guidelines for companies like Google on how they can use the Better Ads Standards to help improve users’ experience with ads on the web.

https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/12/better-ads

ohhhhhh the irony :wink: especially the “Better Ads Experience Program” sounds like a mockery


#2

Yeah, they’re just copying the AdBlock Plus model. They want to block anything that isn’t themselves. (Reminder that we found Google has the most coverage of all trackers on the world’s most popular sites.)


#3

yep the exact copy with the slight devilish twist that they just eliminate every competitor in the tracking market. i wonder if no regulating authority is chiming in or should we simply report bugs at the chrome bugtracker if the chrome tracking blocker is failing to block google analytics et al.? :wink:


#4

Hi @rpk buddy, I’m using chrome but no have any knowledge about it thanks to the knowledge about Chrome.