Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:58:45 GMT
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:30:27 GMT
Starting with Adblock Plus 1.12.2 for Chrome, Opera and Safari we can block connections initiated via WebSockets on all major platforms (this functionality was available on Firefox since the very start). However, we didn’t have a special type for these requests as these were listed with type “other” instead. The assumption was that the protocol
wss:// would be sufficient for filter list authors in order to target WebSocket connections specifically. However, we received feedback that this wasn’t the case.
So with the current development builds (Adblock Plus 220.127.116.1102 for Firefox and Adblock Plus 18.104.22.1685 for Google Chrome and Opera) WebSocket connections are listed with the new type “websocket.” Consequently, filters can be made to target such connections specifically by adding
$websocket type option. Existing filters will have to be duplicated for now:
This syntax will support both new and old Adblock Plus versions as long as the versions without support for the “websocket” type are still common (these will ignore the first filter).
Edit (2016-09-22): This post was originally suggesting specifying both
other options on one filter. This approach will not work in older Adblock Plus versions because filters with unknown options are ignored.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:17:52 GMT
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.3 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)
This is an emergency release, only for Safari, which fixes compatibility with Safari 10. Starting with Safari 10 Technical Preview Release 11, Apple made a change which broke Adblock Plus. Safari 10 was then released before our fix (issue 4150) could be released normally. As a result we are forced to perform this emergency release.
Builds for Chrome and Opera were generated as well. But since there were no changes compared to the previous release, we didn’t upload these to their respective web stores.
Event.initEvent()calls for compatibility with Safari 10 (issue 4150).
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:37:58 GMT
There has been a lot of misinformation floating around these past few days about Adblock Plus and Acceptable Ads and the Acceptable Ads Platform, so let us try and clear up the most common ones.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:06:03 GMT
Today we’re launching the beta version of the Acceptable Ads Platform, a fully functional platform consisting of only Acceptable Ads that will make the whitelisting process faster and easier for publishers, while allowing them to serve alternative ads to ad-blocking users.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:45:04 GMT
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:50:00 GMT
How’s your summer going? Well, as readers of this blog are aware, we at ABP have had our hands full with a few Facebook shenanigans — but do you remember that Flattr Plus project? You know, it’s the revolution in non-ad content funding we announced a few months back … Well, we’ve got some newness — and you’re going to want to know this.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:51:16 GMT
This is a minor release, focused on stability and preventing circumvention.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT
After Facebook began its attempt to force users to see ads, a series of volleys with the open source community commenced, demonstrating the ingenuity and cohesiveness of not only that community but also other ad blockers, the comments section (!), our forum, other forums and even academics. Here’s to all of you! No ad blocker could function without you. You rule.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:04 GMT
They call this thing a cat-and-mouse game for a reason. Since we wrote yesterday there have been several workarounds, followed by “re-circumventions” that only brought more workarounds. But the tech tug-of-war is not the point. What’s important is that going against the will of the people is wholly unsustainable.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:54:44 GMT
A few days ago Facebook decided to force users to view their ads, even if those users employed an ad blocker. Well, it’s taken about 48 hours but the open source community that supports all ad blockers has already found a solution. You’ll just need to update your filters (see how here) to return the largest social network to an ad-free place.