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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:58:48 GMT


Adblock Browser 2.0.0 for iOS released

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:28:12 GMT

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Release the Kraken! Adblock Browser 2.0 for iOS emerges from the deep

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

We’ve been busy building the next release of Adblock Browser for iOS devices. Today, Adblock Browser 2.0 is live in the App Store. Learn about all the new features and why they matter. Or, just visit to download it now.

Web Extensions builds are now the official Adblock Plus for Firefox development builds

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:43:32 GMT

A while ago we announced our plan to migrate to the Web Extensions platform. With the current Firefox nightly builds being incompatible to classic add-ons already, we need to move a bit prematurely. So starting with Adblock Plus development build, our development builds will be using the Web Extensions platform. If you are on Firefox 57, make sure to install the latest Adblock Plus development build and it will be working again.

There are some drawbacks here. Most notably, the user interface will be more limited than what you are used to. The work improving the options page is almost done and should land soon, other parts of the user interface will follow. Still, disabling individual filters won’t be back for a while, which is why we are re-enabling any filters you might have disabled in subscriptions. Disabled custom filters will be automatically replaced by comments. We also remove any automatic backups (not the manual backups) you might have, these degrade Firefox performance and currently cannot be recovered anyway.

The other important drawback is very limited Android support. There is ongoing work both on our and Mozilla’s side here, so things should improve very soon.

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Three’s the charm. 3 publishers lose 3 lawsuits on appeal

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:09:00 GMT

We just received news that the appellate court in Munich, Germany decided in favor of Adblock Plus and eyeo in three separate cases brought by RTL Interactive, ProSiebenSat.1 and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Each case was an appeal, so this is the second time in each case (see here and here for the first times) that the court has ruled against them and in favor of users.

Adblock Browser 1.2.0 for Android released

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:42:22 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.2.0 for Android


  • Improved app look and feel and UX (Issues 2512, 2513, 2606, 3199, 3769, 5005, 5469 and 5470).
  • Updated ABP extension and improved integration with the app (Issues 2853, 3070, 3247 and 4278).
  • Improved translations (Issue 5451).
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the virtual keyboard to not show up (Issue 3831).
  • Several fixes that improves performance and stability (Issues 3668, 3820, 4889 and 5423).

Don't vote for us for SXSW

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:06:25 GMT

Ha, ha, just playing! We absolutely do want to be on a panel at SXSW this year, and the only way to get on one is by getting enough votes. If you’d like to help us out, please vote here, here and here

The story about the new Flattr - Making your content flattrable

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:02:49 GMT

Let’s go into how ownership recognition works on the new Flattr. When a URL is flattred we need to be able to look up who owns it to transfer money from a consumer to the respective content creator. This post will explain how that works and why we do it this way. Our goal is that every creator knows how to link content with Flattr.

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.1 released

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:04:17 GMT

Install Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.1


  • Fixed a bug that caused ABP to freeze when changing filter lists. (Issue 5223)
  • Implemented underline formatting to Korean. (Issue 5260)
  • Enlarged descriptions length to avoid clipped texts. (Issue 5243)

Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Chrome and Opera released

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:57:52 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Opera

This release features a number of ad blocking improvements, bug fixes and some changes under the hood.


  • Added WebRTC connection blocking support, since those connections were being abused by some websites to serve advertising (issue 4455, 5087 and 5092).
  • Added support for the new advanced #?# element hiding filter syntax, which includes the new :-abp-has pseudo-class (issue 5094, 5220 and 5117).
  • Added a workaround to prevent websites from abusing contentWindow and contentDocument APIs to bypass ad blocking (issue 4586 and 5207).
  • Started allowing web requests not associated with a browser tab to be blocked (issue 5042).
  • Started using the webRequest API for the blocking of WebSocket connections instead of our workarounds when supported by the browser (issue 5027 and 5130).
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the “Hide targeted messages?” notifications from being displayed until the browser was restarted (issue 5019 and 5023).
  • Reduced the number of “Blocked script execution…” warnings that Adblock Plus causes (issue 4494).

Adblock Browser 1.5.3 for iOS released

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:05:26 GMT

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  • Fixed a bug that caused ad blocking to stop working temporarily when visiting resource-heavy websites. (Issue 5227)
  • Fixed a bug that caused Adblock Browser to crash under specific circumstances. (Issue 5213)