Ad blockers rise as ads annoy, bog down websites

When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by.

French media websites take on ad blockers

The websites of several French media outlets joined together Monday requesting or requiring readers to disable ad blocking software to gain access to news content.

Mobile ad-blockers could wipe out billions in ad revenue

Mobile Internet sites face a new threat as millions download ad-blockers to their phones and tablets, removing pesky adverts but potentially wiping out billions of dollars in advertising revenue.

The cat-and-mouse game of blocking digital ads

If you were using Facebook on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-blocking software was being blocked. That was a move by Facebook, which said it was updating its approach to ad blocking while also expanding ...

Ad-blocking software use for mobile surges: study

The use of ad-blocking software for mobile devices has nearly doubled in the past year, raising questions about the viability of online media business models, a study showed Tuesday.

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