Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users

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  1. dogbite

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  2. mirimir

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    That's crass. But hey, money talks.
     
  3. oliverjia

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    Darn. That's probably the end of an era. I'm so depressed now.
    The rest of the pack simply could not compete with Chrome/Chromium in terms of security and functionality.
     
  4. Daveski17

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    Well, I have Firefox on Ubuntu and Safari on macOS. Looks like the Chromebook's going in the rubbish bin! :mad:
     
  5. Trooper

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    Already moved over to Firefox. Goodbye Chrome, it was nice knowing you.
     
  6. Nightwalker

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    Brave is always a good alternative to Chrome, it is privacy oriented with all bad Google stuff removed, but with the security and speed of Chromium.

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_brow...rome_to_limit_full_ad_blocking_extensions_to/

    https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/wiki/Deviations-from-Chromium-(features-we-disable-or-remove)
     
  7. Krusty

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    That will be my move too., although FF is already installed and is my preferred browser.
     
  8. stapp

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    A very small ray of hope at the bottom of that article.
     
  9. Freki123

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    ... of a privacy-preserving content filtering system that limits the amount of sensitive browser data shared with third parties. Sounds like instead of 100% they only get 90% now.
    With this wording from google I wouldn't expect much. If the cared about privacy-preserving instead of money the wouldn't have thought about ad blocking restrictions in the first place.
     
  10. Daveski17

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    Oddly, over the past couple of months I've been steadily moving away from a reliance on Chrome on Ubuntu and Mac. I'd been using Chrome a fair bit because I can sync it across devices and platforms.

    Firefox is the default browser on Ubuntu and I've customised it nicely over several weeks, I also have it on macOS. I've set up Safari on my iMac as I like it and been experimenting with adblocking. There are several solutions on macOS but I've settled on a combination of ABP and Ghostery Lite in Safari, it works quite well.

    I think any chance that I'd now buy a better Chromebook have been torpedoed by the U-Boat of Google corporate greed.
     
  11. vasa1

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    @Daveski17 I'm using Firefox Sync between my main OS and my VMs.
     
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    Hail Google! Hail Google ! Eradicate those one-man made adblockers who hampers profit and gains! Shove to their throat of those FF rebels scums the full power of the ad empire!
     
  13. Daveski17

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    I sync some things with Fx but with Chrome I synced everything.
     
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    This is definitely a case of the empire strikes back. Where's Obi Wan when you need him?
     
  15. Trooper

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    Nice! I admit, have dissed Firefox for many years, but I am back now. Things have certainly changed wow!
     
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    I've been using Firefox for a dozen years. Things like this will ensure that it stays that way.
     
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    Many security conscious people will change browsers or adopt external filtering such as Adguard or a filtering DNS Server. I don't believe for moment the amount of people that will switch browsers or adopt other solutions will be big enough to register as a blip on Google's radar.
     
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    Google Struggles to Justify Why It's Restricting Ad Blockers in Chrome
    Ad block developers and consumer advocates say Google is simply protecting its ad dominance.
    May 31, 2019

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...es-to-justify-making-chrome-ad-blockers-worse
     
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    Business is business, business is war, loser obviously complains, winners dictate the rule. Nothing surprising.
     
  22. EASTER

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    Hello once again Firefox-GoodBye Vivaldi (won't miss the slow loadings anyway)

    To coin another member's phrase-Google sux and it's trashing of websites will one day crash back on their own heads.

    Bahh to ads and Google's stuff-bunch of crap
     
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    Crap because you are at the other end of the stick, if you were Google' CEO, you would say it is genius.
     
  24. Daveski17

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    OK, any thoughts on a non-Blink/Chromium based browser, with a decent adblocker, that runs on Linux and isn't Firefox?
     
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    :D:argh:
     
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