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The Verge
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Google will roll out Chrome's new extension spec next week

Google is transitioning to Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions, impacting ad blockers' functionality and security measures. [ more ]
Android Authority
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube and ad blockers: Who's in the right?

Google denies targeting ad blockers, attributing issues to performance improvements. [ more ]
BleepingComputer
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Ad blocker users say YouTube videos are now skipping to the end

YouTube videos skip or mute due to ad blockers, impacting users on Chrome and Firefox, prompting accusations towards YouTube [ more ]
Android Police
5 months ago
Tech industry

Google's ridiculous war against ad blockers is confusing everyone

YouTube experienced a slow down for users with ad blockers due to a bug.
Google is criticized for its intrusive ads and handling of ad blockers. [ more ]
Android Authority
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google says YouTube's latest slowdown isn't linked to ad blockers

Google confirms that YouTube slowdowns are not caused by ad blockers
The issue is related to the latest versions of AdBlock and AdBlock Plus [ more ]
The US Sun
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

'I knew something was wrong' YouTube fans cry as Google makes another big change

YouTube users are unhappy about a change that slows down loading speeds when using ad-blockers.
Google implemented this tactic to discourage the use of ad-blockers and promote YouTube Premium. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Google will roll out Chrome's new extension spec next week

Google is transitioning to Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions, impacting ad blockers' functionality and security measures. [ more ]
Android Authority
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube and ad blockers: Who's in the right?

Google denies targeting ad blockers, attributing issues to performance improvements. [ more ]
BleepingComputer
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Ad blocker users say YouTube videos are now skipping to the end

YouTube videos skip or mute due to ad blockers, impacting users on Chrome and Firefox, prompting accusations towards YouTube [ more ]
Android Police
5 months ago
Tech industry

Google's ridiculous war against ad blockers is confusing everyone

YouTube experienced a slow down for users with ad blockers due to a bug.
Google is criticized for its intrusive ads and handling of ad blockers. [ more ]
Android Authority
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google says YouTube's latest slowdown isn't linked to ad blockers

Google confirms that YouTube slowdowns are not caused by ad blockers
The issue is related to the latest versions of AdBlock and AdBlock Plus [ more ]
The US Sun
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

'I knew something was wrong' YouTube fans cry as Google makes another big change

YouTube users are unhappy about a change that slows down loading speeds when using ad-blockers.
Google implemented this tactic to discourage the use of ad-blockers and promote YouTube Premium. [ more ]
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#youtube
Android Central
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube is glitching for Adblock users, but it's not what you think

Ad blocking causing issues on YouTube
YouTube denies issues are related to anti-ad blocker efforts [ more ]
ZDNET
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Are your YouTube videos glitching? It could be your ad blocker

YouTube videos may glitch or not play properly when ad blockers are enabled, leading to potential viewing issues. [ more ]
CNET
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube Is Muting or Skipping to the End of Videos for Users With Ad Blockers

Using ad blockers on YouTube may cause videos to mute, skip to the end, or end abruptly, affecting user experience. [ more ]
Lifehacker
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Why Your YouTube Videos Are Suddenly Skipping to the End

YouTube is taking drastic measures like skipping to the end of videos for users with ad blockers, aiming to discourage their use and promote Premium subscriptions. [ more ]
GeekSided
1 month ago
Marketing

YouTube's Aggressive Crackdown on Ad-Blockers: What You Need to Know

YouTube is implementing stricter measures against ad-blocker users, prompting consideration for transitioning to YouTube Premium. [ more ]
Tom's Guide
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube seems to have found a new way to counter ad blockers - and it's super annoying

YouTube is becoming more aggressive in combating ad blockers by skipping videos and muting audio for users with ad blockers. [ more ]
Android Central
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube is glitching for Adblock users, but it's not what you think

Ad blocking causing issues on YouTube
YouTube denies issues are related to anti-ad blocker efforts [ more ]
ZDNET
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Are your YouTube videos glitching? It could be your ad blocker

YouTube videos may glitch or not play properly when ad blockers are enabled, leading to potential viewing issues. [ more ]
CNET
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube Is Muting or Skipping to the End of Videos for Users With Ad Blockers

Using ad blockers on YouTube may cause videos to mute, skip to the end, or end abruptly, affecting user experience. [ more ]
Lifehacker
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Why Your YouTube Videos Are Suddenly Skipping to the End

YouTube is taking drastic measures like skipping to the end of videos for users with ad blockers, aiming to discourage their use and promote Premium subscriptions. [ more ]
GeekSided
1 month ago
Marketing

YouTube's Aggressive Crackdown on Ad-Blockers: What You Need to Know

YouTube is implementing stricter measures against ad-blocker users, prompting consideration for transitioning to YouTube Premium. [ more ]
Tom's Guide
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube seems to have found a new way to counter ad blockers - and it's super annoying

YouTube is becoming more aggressive in combating ad blockers by skipping videos and muting audio for users with ad blockers. [ more ]
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PCWorld
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube is acting weird for Adblock users

Ad blockers face challenges on YouTube, leading to user inconvenience. [ more ]
Tribalfootball
2 months ago
Online marketing

Ratcliffe demands end to Man Utd staff working from home - Tribal Football

In order to support websites and content creators, it's important to disable ad blockers or subscribe for ad-free experiences. [ more ]
Digital Trends
2 months ago
Privacy technologies

Surfshark CleanWeb ad blocking and VPN stops hidden horrors | Digital Trends

Surfshark CleanWeb combines VPN and ad-blocker for comprehensive online protection. [ more ]
#malvertising
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Privacy technologies

Government spyware is another reason to use an ad blocker | TechCrunch

Ad blockers are being used as a defense against spyware as spyware makers weaponize online ads for surveillance. [ more ]
Lifehacker
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

The Five Best Ad Blockers You Can Install

Ad blockers reduce intrusive ads and enhance online security.
Popular ad blockers include AdBlock Plus, uBlock Origin, Ghostery, and AdBlock. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Privacy technologies

Government spyware is another reason to use an ad blocker | TechCrunch

Ad blockers are being used as a defense against spyware as spyware makers weaponize online ads for surveillance. [ more ]
Lifehacker
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

The Five Best Ad Blockers You Can Install

Ad blockers reduce intrusive ads and enhance online security.
Popular ad blockers include AdBlock Plus, uBlock Origin, Ghostery, and AdBlock. [ more ]
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#YouTube
Ars Technica
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

Chrome's next weapon in the War on Ad Blockers: Slower extension updates

Google is intensifying its war on ad blockers with YouTube and Chrome taking measures to detect and block ad blockers.
The upcoming Manifest V3 extension platform in Chrome will limit ad-blocking capabilities and delay extension updates, giving Google an advantage in the cat-and-mouse game with ad blockers. [ more ]
Android Authority
7 months ago
Digital life

Google's ad-blocker crackdown may be changing how people are using YouTube

22% of users surveyed are more likely to use an ad-blocker due to YouTube's crackdown on ad-blockers.
16% of users surveyed plan to spend less time on YouTube. [ more ]
Tech.co
7 months ago
Online marketing

Remote Workers Blamed for Increase in Ad Blocker Use

Ad blocker usage is up 11% since 2021.
The increase in ad-blocker users is higher on desktop than on mobile phones.
YouTube is taking measures to crack down on ad blockers. [ more ]
TechSpot
7 months ago
Online marketing

YouTube begins fighting ad blockers by slowing down load times

YouTube is intentionally delaying video loading when it detects ad blockers in order to discourage users from using them.
This new approach follows a more severe tactic rolled out globally a few weeks earlier, temporarily or permanently halting video playback for users with ad blockers.
YouTube's strategy has achieved short-term success with an increase in ad-block uninstallations, but developers continue to find ways to bypass the service's measures. [ more ]
AdExchanger
7 months ago
Tech industry

Google Spills More Secrets; The Unblockables | AdExchanger

Google has exceptions to the standard 15% fee for certain apps like Spotify and offered Netflix a discounted take rate of 10%.
Google is cracking down on ad blockers on YouTube to boost its average revenue per user and in response to accusations of anticompetition tactics.
Temu, a Chinese ecommerce marketplace, is featuring its first full year of Temu Christmas, which is seen as a challenge for ecommerce advertisers. [ more ]
The Verge
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube says it's not slowing down Firefox - just ad blockers

YouTube has intentionally added a five-second delay before video pages will load in certain browsers to combat ad blockers.
Disabling the ad blocker may resolve the issue, but users may still experience a temporary delay in loading.
The delay is not specific to Firefox and affects other browsers like Chrome and Edge as well. [ more ]
Ars Technica
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

Chrome's next weapon in the War on Ad Blockers: Slower extension updates

Google is intensifying its war on ad blockers with YouTube and Chrome taking measures to detect and block ad blockers.
The upcoming Manifest V3 extension platform in Chrome will limit ad-blocking capabilities and delay extension updates, giving Google an advantage in the cat-and-mouse game with ad blockers. [ more ]
Android Authority
7 months ago
Digital life

Google's ad-blocker crackdown may be changing how people are using YouTube

22% of users surveyed are more likely to use an ad-blocker due to YouTube's crackdown on ad-blockers.
16% of users surveyed plan to spend less time on YouTube. [ more ]
Tech.co
7 months ago
Online marketing

Remote Workers Blamed for Increase in Ad Blocker Use

Ad blocker usage is up 11% since 2021.
The increase in ad-blocker users is higher on desktop than on mobile phones.
YouTube is taking measures to crack down on ad blockers. [ more ]
TechSpot
7 months ago
Online marketing

YouTube begins fighting ad blockers by slowing down load times

YouTube is intentionally delaying video loading when it detects ad blockers in order to discourage users from using them.
This new approach follows a more severe tactic rolled out globally a few weeks earlier, temporarily or permanently halting video playback for users with ad blockers.
YouTube's strategy has achieved short-term success with an increase in ad-block uninstallations, but developers continue to find ways to bypass the service's measures. [ more ]
AdExchanger
7 months ago
Tech industry

Google Spills More Secrets; The Unblockables | AdExchanger

Google has exceptions to the standard 15% fee for certain apps like Spotify and offered Netflix a discounted take rate of 10%.
Google is cracking down on ad blockers on YouTube to boost its average revenue per user and in response to accusations of anticompetition tactics.
Temu, a Chinese ecommerce marketplace, is featuring its first full year of Temu Christmas, which is seen as a challenge for ecommerce advertisers. [ more ]
The Verge
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube says it's not slowing down Firefox - just ad blockers

YouTube has intentionally added a five-second delay before video pages will load in certain browsers to combat ad blockers.
Disabling the ad blocker may resolve the issue, but users may still experience a temporary delay in loading.
The delay is not specific to Firefox and affects other browsers like Chrome and Edge as well. [ more ]
moreYouTube
WSJ
7 months ago
Marketing

Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising.

Advertising industry was once seen as pariah but is now finding alternative ways to reach consumers.
Ad-free streaming services and ad blockers were perceived as threats to the advertising industry. [ more ]
#ad blockers
9to5Google
7 months ago
Online marketing

Clever workaround speeds YouTube ads up instead of blocking them [Video]

A new browser extension called 'Ad Speedup' speeds up YouTube ads instead of blocking them.
The extension recognizes and speeds up ads by 16x, turning a 30-second ad into just a second or two. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google plans to disable legacy browser extensions next June

Web advert blockers and other Chrome extensions may stop working by June 2024 unless they are revamped to adhere to Google's Manifest V3 specifications.
Extensions updated to meet Manifest V3 may not work as effectively as they did previously.
Google's transition from Manifest V2 to V3 has faced delays but is now back on track. [ more ]
9to5Google
7 months ago
Online marketing

Clever workaround speeds YouTube ads up instead of blocking them [Video]

A new browser extension called 'Ad Speedup' speeds up YouTube ads instead of blocking them.
The extension recognizes and speeds up ads by 16x, turning a 30-second ad into just a second or two. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google plans to disable legacy browser extensions next June

Web advert blockers and other Chrome extensions may stop working by June 2024 unless they are revamped to adhere to Google's Manifest V3 specifications.
Extensions updated to meet Manifest V3 may not work as effectively as they did previously.
Google's transition from Manifest V2 to V3 has faced delays but is now back on track. [ more ]
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Futurism
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

YouTube Threatens to Become Even More Horrendous If You Have an Ad Blocker

YouTube is degrading the experience for users with ad blockers in order to encourage them to turn off the ad blockers or subscribe to YouTube Premium.
Users have been getting frustrated with nagging messages and delays caused by YouTube's crackdown on ad blocking.
Google is planning to change how extensions work in its Chrome browser, which may impact ad blockers. [ more ]
MarTech
7 months ago
Online marketing

YouTube is deliberately 'suboptimal' for people using ad blockers | MarTech

YouTube intentionally created a suboptimal experience for users with ad blockers.
The deliberate delay in loading video pages is an attempt to discourage the use of ad blockers. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google admits it's making YouTube worse for ad block users

Google admits that its efforts to discourage the use of ad blockers on YouTube have resulted in a suboptimal viewing experience for some users.
YouTube began interrupting videos for ad block users with a pop-up encouraging them to disable the extension or filter, or pay for the ad-free premium tier.
Netizens have reported delays in playback when using non-Chrome browsers. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Web development

Why YouTube is slowing down videos for some users - and how to fix it

YouTube users are reporting slow loading times on the website, primarily on Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers.
The issue is linked to ad-blockers, with YouTube claiming that users with ad-blockers installed may experience delays.
The delay issue has not been replicated by some media outlets and users, raising questions about the cause and extent of the problem. [ more ]
The Verge
7 months ago
Web development

Google's revised Chrome extension standard loosens restrictions on ad blockers

Google will deprecate Manifest V2 next year.
Google is continuing the transition to Manifest V3 with some key changes.
Improved content filtering support will be provided for ad-blocking extensions. [ more ]
Forbes
1 month ago
Information security

Google Chrome Deadline-72 Hours To Update Or Delete Your Browser

Google Chrome users must update within 72 hours to apply critical security fixes and avoid potential issues. [ more ]
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