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And this is why I have backed up the Adfree and AdAway apks, let's just hope this doesn't happen to the Chrome Store. I'm fine w/ allowing ads on sites I deem trustworthy (such as Youtube) but I use it for my protection on unknown sites, never know what's going to pop up.
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Ad block hurts a lot of sites (including this one) but I still think ad block should not be removed because like my version of ad block is a pop up blocker ( a better one then the built in one ) and multiple other things that keep me more secure, improve my online experience.
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Ad block hurts a lot of sites (including this one) but I still think ad block should not be removed because like my version of ad block is a pop up blocker ( a better one then the built in one ) and multiple other things that keep me more secure, improve my online experience.

I will always run adblock, even for this site. I got a virus through an Ad while browsing OCN once.....
post #34 of 110
Meh, that's lame Google. In any case it's not like they force you not to use these apps. You can still side load them whenever you like. I don't use apps with adds anyway as a rule. It's just much to distracting to me.
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I dont tolerate ads in my apps. I'll simply wait for the full version of the app to go on sale and purchase it then.
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post #36 of 110
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I was thinking this too, because originally Chrome didn't allow AdBlock to block ads that were on videos, like YouTube. I remember there being a news story a while ago about an AdBlock setting on Chrome coming as standard to let small ads through or something? Could be paving the way for an extension of this story as you mention... Interesting.

Not exactly. When Chrome was first released, it didn't have the proper APIs that allowed extensions to properly block ads.

As for Adblock Plus allowing "small ads" through, that was a decision by the Adblock Plus author himself and the so called feature exists in the Firefox version as well.
post #37 of 110
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im talking about
its their right to protect themselves is it not?

It isn't necessarily about Google protecting themselves alone either. Some of the adblocking apps on Android work through the hosts file and block ads in apps as well. You're also depriving the app developers of the ad revenue.
post #38 of 110
There is nothing wrong with this. The Play store is their store, they can sell or not sell whatever they want.

Android is open though, so we can get these things through other app stores or directly from the developer.

They are not stopping you from actually running any of these apps.
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If it's a free app and is not in alpha or beta phase, people should expect ads. That aside though, rooted phone + allow 3rd party sources checked will still allow for ad blockers to be installed. This is just Google protecting themselves from the general population. People that have even slightly higher than average knowledge of Android will be able to circumvent this without any issues.
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This doesn't really bother me considering it's not that hard to just download any old .apk and install it yourself.

I'm actually surprised they allow root apps on the Play Store in the first place.

Some sanity finally.

I love Google have thought they were nuts for allowing root apps on their market in the first place. Also its not hard to get an add blocker from some other place and install it. Unless I miss-understood the article they are only removing them from the Play Store, Not blocking their install or use on the devices.

So no. this isn't some move by an evil corporation. They have metaphorically said "We won't give you the tools to hurt our bottom line, but we won't stop you form using them. Provided you find them on your own".
I think it was a well played move. We the consumer's are giving a little, and the major Corporation is also giving.

Now if they are trying to make that software not work at all on their devices then its a different story. You can still root the silly thing though.
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