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Google Takes the Dark Path, Censors AdBlock Plus on Android
In a shocking move, Google has recently deleted AdBlock Plus from the Android Play Store. This is hugely disappointing because it demonstrates that Google is willing to censor software and abandon its support for open platforms as soon as there's an ad-related business reason for doing so.
Until now, the Internet and software development communities have relied on Google to be safely on their side when it comes to building open platforms, encouraging innovation, and giving users maximum choice about how their computers will function. But with today's news, that commitment to openness suddenly looks much, much weaker.
Originally posted by minor007
I dont think it will stop those apps that were censored by google to appear elsewhere on the web for ppl to use......
Originally posted by FidelityMusic
I'm not surprised as this benefits Google which makes most of its money off of ad revenue. It's not long before they block the software from their Chrome Browser.
Originally posted by 123143
Explain something to me if you can. This only happens here at ATS.
A couple of times a day I am redirected by something called "adking" and I end up at the Play Store. It stops the page load completely and I end up at Google.
Is this something I should report to the staff here?
Originally posted by Metallicus
Isn't Google's motto "Don't be evil"? This appears to be exactly the kind of thing I consider evil. Corporate profits put before ethics is wrong.
Originally posted by Turq1
reply to post by Ex_CT2
So you guys want free stuff and you attack the source of the income that gets you your free stuff...
Google might think you're being the greedy ones... and give you some ads to indulge in.
ATS is in a similar boat as the owners have stated before.edit on 3/15/2013 by Turq1 because: (no reason given)