Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers

Daruk

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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.
ISPs are missing a trick here. Offer an ad-blocking DNS service for a small fee. Give the user ability to switch it on and off.
Pi-Hole FTW.

But in reality will Google beat ad-blocking?
No. They'll merely lose some users.
 

Fulcrum29

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:laugh:

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Two things though, 1) ad blocking is a method of user self-control, freedoms of choice, expression, etc. and 2) people did talk up in regard to Manifest V3, but Google gave people some Alphabet soup, well, zero fcuks.

So, those 2 points, Google established the Googlers as evildoers and acted for their own profit.

Simple.
 

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Well, switched to Firefox for the heck of it. Forced myself to use it for the day (on the phone as well).

So far so good. Will keep on using it until FireFox ****s up and then switch back to Chrome :D
 

Fulcrum29

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Screw chrome and chromium as well then.
It's easy to change browsers. Edge switching to chromium might have been a mistake for MS
I believe the smaller independent developers relying on Blink will have a hard time should they seek to retain some of the former functionality before that of Manifest V3, but Microsoft is more than capable of sticking a fork in Blink, they will probably retain it in its Manifest V3 form, but alter it for their market and functionality purposes. It doesn’t change that Google is making it a tremendous task for developers not to comply with their ‘open-source’ project.

The chances are better for everyone just to accept Manifest V3 because every time Google fiddle with the engine then you have to fiddle with your engine, and this is going to have an influence on many other API functionalities as well, also for website and app developers.

At the end of the day, Manifest V3 is taking away more control from the user which is bad for consumerism and many other types of individual freedoms.

The only positive coming from this is that organisations like Mozilla will gain back some popularity and market share. Google will still be the most dominant player.

There is no word to date that software like Edge, Opera and Amazon’s Silk, and others like Brave and Vivaldi will be able to or enabled to maintain the API compatibility in their downstream forks.

China with their blocking syndrome must think this is funny AF.
 
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