Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:59:52 GMT
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 126.96.36.19929 and Adblock Plus for Chrome and Opera as of 188.8.131.522, 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!
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:37:59 GMT
Our Adblock Plus 2.8 release introduced a regression that went unnoticed for months in the development builds. Users who activated the please_kill_startup_performance preference were experiencing data loss: filters didn’t load completely. Also, importing custom filters was failing for large files. Both issues have the same root cause (issue 4576) and have been resolved in Adblock Plus 2.8.1. If your data is still incomplete after updating to Adblock Plus 2.8.1 please click the “Backup and Restore” button in Filter Preferences — one of the automatically created backups is certain to be correct.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:06:49 GMT
$other(issue 4448). For more information see Wladimir’s blog post.
$sitekeywhitelisting for requests made directly after a redirection (issue 4483).
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:28:34 GMT