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Old February 4th 16, 03:04 PM posted to alt.cellular
ChoppedNuts
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Default Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store

Surprise surprise. A company that makes 90% of its revenue off ads
doesn't like the way an ad blocker works. Ads have become so
obnoxious anymore, they are off the charts.

From: EG



Samsung may have stirred up more trouble than it was expecting when it
started blocking ads in its Android web browser. Google has pulled
Adblock Fast, the app partner for Samsung's feature, from the Play
Store. Allegedly, the title (made by Rocketship Apps) violates Google
Play's policies by interfering with other apps and services. That's a
bit baffling, since Adblock Fast uses Samsung's own code and had the
Korean firm's explicit blessing -- Adblock Plus is using the same code
and hasn't run into trouble. The concern, as you can imagine, is that
Google might be retaliating against Samsung for daring to hurt its
bread-and-butter ad business.

Don't cry "conspiracy!" just yet, though. While Google isn't
directly commenting on the removal, The Next Web hears that the
concern may be how Samsung does ad blocking, rather than the fact that
it's blocking ads at all. If so, Samsung could theoretically solve its
problems by merging Adblock Fast's technology into the browser. For
now, at least, you'll have to look at alternatives if you just can't
stand web marketing on your Galaxy S.

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Old February 4th 16, 04:54 PM posted to alt.cellular
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Default Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store

Per ChoppedNuts:
If so, Samsung could theoretically solve its
problems by merging Adblock Fast's technology into the browser. For
now, at least, you'll have to look at alternatives if you just can't
stand web marketing on your Galaxy S.


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