This post has been updated. The Economist’s anti-ad blocking analytics service was hacked on Halloween and it may have exposed readers to malware. The service—called PageFair, which allows publishers measure
An ad blocker has taken out a punchy ad in the Financial Times to denounce the internet advertising industry
The ad, which features the well-known image of Muhammad Ali knocking out Sonny Liston, reads, "The @iab knew we could block. Now they know we can punch, too." The URL in the ad leads to a page on Shine's
Ad-blocking software, which nixes display advertising from websites, became a hot topic after an Apple operating-system update allowed ad blocking on iPhones and iPads for the first time. Although Ramaswamy
Apple delivered an official way to block ads in Safari with the release of iOS 9 in September, but there’s a growing trend of people attempting to block every ad in iOS, and doing dangerous things to there.
The system is broken and needs real reform. Welcome to Mossberg, a new weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an executive editor at
Users and advertisers are about to get involved in a dust-up over the role of content blockers, with much of the internet caught in the crossfire. Mozilla is hoping to play peacemaker by proposing a set
There's some new data out on the huge ad blocking trend — and it's a grim read for online publishers
Digital publishers are already acutely aware that ad blocking is on the rise. A report published by PageFair and Adobe released last month claimed the number of consumers using ad blocking software worldwide
Writing in a note released Tuesday, UBS analysts said concerns over the launch of iOS 9 and the subsequent release of ad blocking apps — like Crystal and Purify — into the Apple App Store have been "overblown."
First comments from Google since Apple opened the mobile ad-blocking floodgates. Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s top advertising executive, thinks crappy ad experiences are behind the uptick in ad-blocking
The developer of Adblock Plus, Eyeo, has decided that an independent board should determine which ads can bypass its ad-blocking filters. Eyeo, the parent company of Adblock Plus–an ad-blocking tool that
This is stupid because people are very unlikely to click on banner ads. The people who do tend to be poorer and less educated. A company called Solve Media - which places ads in CAPTCHAs - has put together
Goldman Sachs: Online advertising is about to be 'fundamentally restructured' by Apple, Google, and Facebook
Goldman Sachs' analysts say in the report, which was emailed to clients, there are three main drivers behind the shift: The growth of mobile, user experience, and the rise of ad blocking. What's most about
There's an obvious irony here: An ad blocker doing advertising. And not just any ad, a pop-up ad. The Adblock Plus website even promotes that it blocks "tracking, malware, domains, banners, pop-ups and