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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

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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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.

Firefox had those APIs to block flash ads for a long time previous to Chrome. There was a thread on a UK overclocking forum where people generally agreed that Google done it on purpose so that you couldn't avoid their ads, and once they got a bit of heat about it, they built it in one day unannounced. Not entirely far-fetched to be honest.

Yeah, that was it. I couldn't remember much about the story, thanks.
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For Google.... i'll embrace anything! lol
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Adds are needed to allow for free sites everywhere but; the reason why I got add block was not for banner adds, it was for download sites that have download links everywhere that are trying to install a toolbar onto your browser. This and adds before youtube videos pushed me over the edge, add-blocker is a pretty simple addon to implement but it has not become prevalent until the last few years. This is because companies like facebook and google are publicly traded and have reached market saturation. The only way for them to increase profits is to go overboard on the adds.


Google can ban these adds from their play store however I am sure legal torrents will pop up once they are harder to obtain. It sucks that all adds need to be blocked as I do not mind banner adds about ncix informing me on sales.
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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.

Oh! I Totally didn't think about this site having adds. Just disabled adblock for this website. You know, i don't mind ads as long as it's within boundaries. Mainly the popup crap. But maybe i'm visiting wrong websites to begin with rolleyes.gif
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maybe they can colect enough money from those adds to keep supporting reader smile.gif
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post #47 of 110
i just dont get it

people actually click ads?????????

they just annoy me to hell, makes me want to turn off the pc, tv,, cell and go to read books until the include ads in there
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Rooted + AdFree = smile.gif

Exactly.
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Personally, I just love it when there are so many ads on a webpage that it cripples my phone, making it so it can't serve that purpose. /sarcasm.

This is why I don't watch commercial television and do everything I can to get rid of ads online. I have a paid subscription to this site, so it's not an issue here.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. You built your company on advertising projections and models, but I don't remember being asked. It's not my model, and you can't require me to play by it. I also don't give a rats how a site gets paid for...do you think they wonder how you're going to pay your rent/mortgage and want to help?
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I have plenty of backups of the app and I assume the app owner will keep updating the hosts.

Also, everyone commenting.... ZERO Google apps have ads.

And another thing, I should be able to and WILL block ads on ALL my devices.
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