Posts Tagged ‘ad-blocker’

Opera Mini Update Brings Ad Blocker

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Interesting. First, Opera released a browser VPN/proxy, and now they’ve included a built-in ad blocker. It sounds like Opera has been listening to its customers.

Opera Software published an update for the Opera Mini application today that introduces an ad blocker to the mobile web browser. After making an ad blocker available in the desktop version of Opera, or more precisely, the Developer edition of the browser, recently, Opera Software just added the very same feature to Opera Mini as well. Opera Mini is a lightweight browser that has existed since the good old Nokia days where phones were not all that powerful and Internet transfers not speedy at all.


Opera 37 Desktop Ships with Built-In Ad Blocker

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Ad Blockers are a tremendous aid for internet users, but a major headache for those who sell advertising space on their pages.

Opera Software announced today that it has added native ad-blocking to the latest developer version of the Opera desktop browser. While Opera Software is not the first company that integrated an ad-blocker in a desktop browser, it is the first with a sizable market share that did so. You could say that Mozilla was first with Tracking Protection in Firefox, but that mode is limited to the browser’s Private Browsing mode by default.


Firefox Tracking Protection Decreases Page Load Times by 44%

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Improved privacy is definitely a good thing … but faster page load times are even better.

Mozilla launched Tracking Protection, a new feature to block trackers on the web automatically, in Firefox Nightly back in November 2014. The feature, turned off by default, needs to be enabled before it becomes available in the browser. To do so, load about:config in the browser’s address bar and hit enter, and confirm that you will be careful. Search for privacy.trackingprotection.enabled and double-click the preference to set it to true to enable it in the browser.


uBlock for Chrome is a Resource-Friendly Adblocker by the HTTP Switchboard Author

Friday, June 27th, 2014

If you’ve had problems with Adblock Plus or HTTP Switchboard slowing down your system, then you might want to give uBlock a try …

Adblockers have become essential tools for many users on the Internet. As a user, I can understand the necessity of blocking distracting or heavy advertisement on the Internet as it can be really annoying.


How Google is Tracking You … and How to Avoid It

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

This explains why your Facebook page suddenly becomes clogged with ads for vacuum cleaners every time you Google the phrase “vacuum cleaner” … but I’m not quite convinced that there’s very much we can do to change that phenomenon.

Tracking is an essential part of online advertising. The more advertising companies know about users who visit web pages and services they display ads on, the better targeted advertisements can be displayed to those users. When it comes to tracking, Google is without doubt the uncrowned king of it based on the popularity of some of its services and the sheer number of other services that are widely used.