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Adblock Plus Announces Firefox-Based Browser With Ad Blocking

     
7:37 pm on May 20, 2015 (gmt 0)

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An interesting development in mobile browsers, with ad blocking built-in.

Adblock Plus today launched Adblock Browser for Android. Currently in beta, the company’s first browser was created by taking the open-source Firefox for Android and including Adblock Plus out-of-the-box.

You can try the browser yourself by joining the Adblock Browser Beta Google+ community. Just click the red “Join” button on the right-hand side, go to “About this Community” and click “Beta Opt-In.” Update: Because Google Play took a while to update the listing, Adblock Plus decided to just offer the APK for direct download from here. Adblock Plus Announces Firefox-Based Browser With Ad Blocking [venturebeat.com]
8:07 pm on May 20, 2015 (gmt 0)

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with ad blocking built-in.

I'll take that with "a huge pinch of salt"..


adblock plus already "whitelist" over 300advertisers..ie, adblock plus does not block them..because they pay adblock plus not to block them..
[arstechnica.com...]

Would you install a browser from adblock plus knowing how they make / have made "whitelist ads" for money deals ?
8:26 am on May 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I don't get this. Firefox for Android already lets you add extensions, including AdBlock Plus. If you're not a fan of their whitelist, then you are free to add AdBlock Edge or uBlock, or any other blocker. What's the point of making an entirely separate dedicated Firefox browser for one add-on?
 

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