March 19th, 2013

Keep Walking

AdBlock Plus blocked on Google Play

As seen on EFF's "EFFector" newsletter:

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.

AdBlock Plus is a great utility that blocks banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube and protects your online privacy.

You can bypass Google's censorship and download and install on your Android phone, step-by-step directions are provided on their website ( on how to do this (and it's simple!)

AdBlock Plus is also available for FireFox and installs in a snap. It's amazing to see websites that are normally loaded with ads look clean and neat! Check it out.