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The Wall Street Journal just dropped a shocker of a report: Google, the biggest web advertising company in the world, is planning to build an ad blocker into Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau, an industry trade group of which Google is a member, has likened the cottage industry of ad-blocking companies to "highway robbery", "terrorists", and "inner city crack dealers" on various occasions.
It is also a source of concern for online publishers and services that rely on advertising revenue, many of which work with Google to help sell ads on their properties.
One is to block all advertising that appears on the sites with offending ads, instead of individual offending ads.
There are lots of ad-blocker extensions out there, but soon Google may release an ad-blocker of its own.
The ad blocker would be part of the Google Chrome Browser, which is the most popular browser in the United States according to a January report from the federal government's Digital Analytics Program. This page calls out pop-ups, autoplaying video ads with sound, interstitial ads with countdowns, and large "sticky" ads as "below the threshold of consumer acceptability". This could be muscle flexing by Google, considering a major portion of web traffic comes via GoogleChrome, this might lead to more advertisers moving on to Adsense.
Security forces, students clash in Srinagar
A petrol bomb was hurled at a CRPF party in Rainawari area at Srinagar but no one was hurt, police said. We have not seen such a use of widespread force on students in nearly every district simultaneously".
Man jumps into icy water to save dog from frozen pond
A Canadian man was caught on camera plunging into a frozen pond to rescue his dog after the pet fell through the ice. Earlier this month, firefighters rescued a youth who wandered onto thin ice in Ted Hole Park .
Still, the WSJ notes that the idea isn't etched in stone and Google could still decide to drop the project.
This brings up the question as to what ads would be Google consider unacceptable.
Google's goal here seems clear: to reduce the use of ad platforms other than its own and punish sites who create a less than desirable experience for users.
It's still just a rumour from the WSJ, however they do have fairly decent contacts, so we'll probably have to wait a while more to see where this goes.
This is a defensive move to counter popular ad-blocking software, which often allows ads from organisations that pay a fee.
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You're invited to step inside a Peruvian chuclla , a Bedouin tent and a Greenlandic IIoq , and meet the people who live there. That info is usually provided on Google's Knowledge Cards , which you'll be familiar with if you've ever used Maps.
Trump launched the 59 Tomahawk missiles early on Friday morning in revenge for Syria's chemical attack which left 79 people dead. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Assad regime must be brought into line after last week's chemical gas attack.
At least 60 search and rescue members volunteered their time to search with dogs for those who had fallen, Buhr said. Weather conditions in the area, north of Vancouver, have been harsh and unstable since Friday.
Forty-five percent of Americans still see Trump as someone who keeps his promises, although 52% said that label does not apply. And while the overall approval ratings are ticking up, another Gallup poll shows Americans are still concerned about Trump.
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Four-time champion Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari , unable to make an impact on the two Mercedes men who took the front row. Esteban Ocon wound up 14th for Force India, citing a lack of grip on his final Q2 lap as he finished two seconds off the pace.
Most consoles lie horizontally in dark or enclosed areas, like media centres, so they're pretty welcoming to the little critters. Then, they will take the console apart, sterilize it with an ultrasonic cleaner , and put it back together.
And yet in many ways the showdown had been pre-ordained, the final chapter in years of partisan warfare over judicial nominees. The White House is praising Neil Gorsuch following his confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice.
Investigators are considering the possibility that the men were killed by members of the notorious MS-13 gang. The bodies of four men were found in a Central Islip park, Suffolk County Police said on Thursday morning.
US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week
And then on April 12th, President Donald Trump told Fox Business News that the Navy had sent to Korea "an armada, very powerful". In fairness, neither Trump nor the Navy said when the Carl Vinson was going to head north, so technically no one lied here.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat update reportedly rolling out to Nokia 6
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The world's oldest person has died at 117
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Carmelo Anthony is the problem, Derrick Rose gets a pass
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District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case
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Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more
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Allen stops 51 as Blues take Game 1 in overtime
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Mobile Grabbed 45% of the Auctioned 600MHz Spectrum
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Led coalition raid kills 13 Iraqi civilians in Mosul
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Browns announce 2017 preseason schedule
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