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Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 22:37:40 GMT


Adblock Plus 2.9 for Firefox released

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:34:32 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 2.9 for Firefox

This release lays important groundwork for the Web Extensions migration. The way Adblock Plus stores its data has changed drastically, though for users everything should stay exactly the same (issue 5048). The new location of your filters and subscriptions is the browser-extension-data/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}/storage file in your Firefox profile, the same data will be used by the Adblock Plus build based on the Web Extensions platform once it is ready.

Additional changes

  • The hidden data_directory and please_kill_startup_performance preferences have been removed.
  • It is now possible to use { and } in CSS property filters (issue 4684).

Get your Samsung Internet ad-free experience on Samsung and Google Nexus devices today

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:24:38 GMT

Android users who have Samsung or Google Nexus devices can now surf without annoying ads thanks to Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet.

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.0 released

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:17:04 GMT

Install Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.0


Please see this blog post for more details on the newly supported devices.

New Flattr extension in closed beta

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT

First users to test the revolutionary zero-click payment solution

For many months now, we’ve been internally testing the new version of Flattr. The browser extension cleverly understands which content a user really likes, and on what content he / she spends a lot of time. These sites are automatically flattred by our shiny new Flattr extension and content creators / publishers receive a share of the user’s total monthly Flattr budget.

Adblock Browser 1.5.2 for iOS released

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:47:20 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.5.2 for iOS


Element Hiding Helper 1.4 released

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:41:50 GMT

Install Element Hiding Helper

With this release Element Hiding Helper becomes fully compatible with multi-process Firefox (issue 2879). We also fixed a long-standing bug: “View source” command was only showing elements but no text nodes (issue 4588).

New filter type option for WebRTC connections

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:08:37 GMT

Starting with Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Chrome and Opera (and development builds as of the blocking of WebRTC connections is supported. Those connections will have the new request type of “webrtc” and so filters can be made to target them by adding the $webrtc type option.

WebRTC is an experimental browser technology which is supposed to be used for things like video conferencing. Unfortunately despite still being in active development it’s already being misused to serve adverts! Since Chrome does not yet allow WebRTC connections to be blocked by extensions directly (Chromium issue 707683), we’ve had to implement a workaround to achieve this.

Support for other platforms such as Firefox should follow soon, we’ll keep you posted.

To the install page

The plan towards offering Adblock Plus for Firefox as a Web Extension

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:23:06 GMT

TL;DR: Sometime in autumn this year the current Adblock Plus for Firefox extension is going to be replaced by another, which is more similar to Adblock Plus for Chrome. Brace for impact!

New data storage in Adblock Plus for Firefox

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:42:03 GMT

As of Firefox 57, classic extensions such as the current Adblock Plus for Firefox will no longer load and only Web Extensions will be allowed to continue working. In order to prepare for the transition, starting with Adblock Plus development build we will use Web Extensions for data storage. Any existing data (this includes both current filters/subscriptions and automatic backups) will be taken over automatically and ideally there should be no visible changes at this point. However, the data will no longer be stored in the adblockplus/patterns.ini file of your Firefox profile but rather in the browser-extension-data/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}/storage.json file.

Please tell us about any data loss issues you encounter after this change. We are moving towards releasing Adblock Plus 2.9 which will start data migration for our entire user base. Note that the format of the Web Extensions storage is still supposed to change which will hopefully make it more robust and performant.

To the install page

eyeo and Flattr become one

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:59:59 GMT

Today is a very happy day for us and we want to share some great news with you: Two of the most out-of-the-box thinking organizations on the web have joined forces in order to build a sustainable Internet!