Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:22:28 GMT
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:27:34 GMT
Happy 2017! New year, new job – sort of, as I’ve been here at eyeo for two months already. Read on to see why I joined the company, what I found here and why I’m glad I made this move.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:06:38 GMT
We are happy to announce the release of Adblock Plus 1.6 for Internet Explorer. This update brings a bunch of features, all of which you were able to try first in our latest development build.
As we have already pointed out in the development build announcement we are switching to CSS injection for element hiding, instead of a custom DOM traverser. This change was implemented for a more powerful element hiding.
The new way of element hiding through CSS injection will work only on IE10+. But since we support IE8+ we have also made improvements to the traverser itself and fixed other bugs, which should make the general ad blocking experience more robust.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:46:18 GMT
The advertising business in general has gone down the wrong rabbit hole. It’s all about getting clicks. To find out why the Acceptable Ads initiative is the most sensible choice despite all of this, read more in this personal opinion piece.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Late Friday we received news that we had won our sixth lawsuit in Germany. The victory, this time over Spiegel Online, confirmed once again that ad blocking is completely legal in Germany.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:05:00 GMT
You’re probably wondering about Flattr Plus, Eyeo’s joint project with Flattr to revolutionize how people fund content. Click onward, and find all the newness that’s fit to print.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:17:49 GMT
This is a maintenance release, most importantly introducing some improvements to CSS property filters.
data:URLs and similar unusual schemes can be blocked now (issue 4368).
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:59:30 GMT
We’re hosting an event in New York City in two weeks for people involved in technology, online advocacy and advertising. It will cover lots of topics, but our main intention is to recruit the best qualified people to join the Acceptable Ads Committee. Is that you? If it is, read on for more information on how to sign up.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Some days are more satisfying than others, and today is one of those at the super satisfying end of the scale. We were awarded a prestigious award by MediaPost in recognition of our role in improving advertising, showing us that the positive impact we’ve been trying to make in online ads is getting noticed.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:05:13 GMT
About a year ago, we introduced CSS property filters as a means of hiding elements based on their styles. Today, we have landed two improvements to this:
This is a change in semantics; CSS properties will now always be matched in a case insensitive manner, to make it consistent with the way Adblock Plus matches URLs. This is unlikely to result in undesired behaviour as there shouldn’t be many use cases for case sensitive property matching.
Until now, CSS properties could only be matched using the simple URL matching syntax, which made it difficult to match property values in a fine-grained manner. To address this, properties can now optionally be matched using regular expressions. The default matching behaviour is still the same, to use regular expressions, a matching expression needs to start and end with
/, for example:
These improvements are available in Adblock Plus for Firefox as of 18.104.22.16829 and Adblock Plus for Chrome and Opera as of 22.214.171.1242, and will presumably be released with the next stable version on each platform respectively.
Please note that we still consider CSS property filters an experimental feature, and therefore subject to change. Considering this, and the fact that CSS property filters are slower than regular element hiding rules, they should only be used as a last resort.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
As the (constantly terrifying) US election comes into the homestretch, we thought we’d take an old election-cycle media standby, the fact checker, and use it to dismantle a few of the spurious statements that get tossed around about us. Have fun! Vote Eyeo!