Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers

Jamie McKane

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Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers

Google has confirmed that it will be stopping non-enterprise users from using ad-blocking plug-ins on its Chrome browser.

Google said it has listened to the feedback it has received from users after previously announcing its intentions to deprecate webRequest's ability to block requests before they're loaded.
 

werny

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Have been using FireFox for a solid year now and have no issues with it, the moment I use Chrome on another workstation it actually feels outdated and less polished.

Chrome will just become irrelevant like IE/Edge if the proceed with this change, NOBODY likes ads!

Go FireFox!
 

Fulcrum29

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Reading the link, it seems to be the Chromium team (and Google) dismantling ad block developers. More than Chrome then.
 

Fulcrum29

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Brave, Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Silk (Amazon), etc. all seems to be compromised because ads matters. Google, or Alphabet, will always be the #1 interweb-to-interweb salesman, it is in their DNA.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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Chrome will also likely be moving to DNS over HTTPS at some point (the mobile version already does) so the usual DNS based ad blockers probably won't work by default at some point although you should be able to disable it in `chrome://flags`.
 
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