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AdBlock Extension has been Sold to an 'Unknown Buyer'


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:01 PM

 

Adblock Extension that blocks annoying online advertising has been sold...
 
...And more shocking, the most popular "Adblock Extension", with more than 40 million users, quietly sold their creation to an unknown buyer...
 
 
 

'Michael Gundlach', the creator widely used Adblock Extension refuses to disclose the name, who purchased his company and how much it was sold for, just because buyer wishes to remain anonymous.
 
After watching a popup message (as shown) on their browsers this week, the Adblock users are literally going crazy.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/10/adblock-extension.html



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:04 PM

Just use another adblocker if you haven't already - there are plenty of good ones out there :P

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:17 PM

One thing remains unclear to me...is this valid for Adblock Plus for Firefox as well since the developer of the add-on is different - Wladimir Palant and the home pages are different as well.

 

Adblock => https://getadblock.com/

Adblock Plus => https://adblockplus.org/


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:52 PM

One thing remains unclear to me...is this valid for Adblock Plus for Firefox as well since the developer of the add-on is different - Wladimir Palant and the home pages are different as well.

 

Adblock => https://getadblock.com/

Adblock Plus => https://adblockplus.org/

 

Not the same as Adblock Plus according to FAQs https://getadblock.com/

 

Who is behind AdBlock?

 

We are a small team of developers who rely entirely on your support for AdBlock's maintenance and development. We’re enormously proud of what we've built and thankful for every user, and we take your feedback to heart with every new release of AdBlock. We are committed to ensuring it remains our best tool for filtering content on the Web.

 

What's in a name?

 

AdBlock was inspired by an extension created long ago for the older Firefox web browser called "Adblock Plus" (which was in turn named after a yet older Firefox "Adblock" project; yes, it's confusing), but it's not related to those. You've come to the right place to get AdBlock.


Edited by Union_Thug, 04 October 2015 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:13 AM

Thanks, so I shouldn't be concerned then and I can continue using this extension instead of replacing it with uBlock for example. The main reason I don't want to replace it is because I have many rules manually configured and I don't want to create them again for uBlock (but however I believe when I have more free time I should migrate to uBlock anyway since it's lighter than Adblock Plus).


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