Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
> Arnie Goetchius wrote:
> 
>> The NY Times article of 9/19/2016 titled:
>>
>> "Adblock Plus, Created to Protect Users From Ads, Instead Opens the Door"
>>
>> states that "In 2011, Adblock Plus was altered and became a tool that,
>> instead of blocking bad ads, allowed ads it deemed 'acceptable' to be
>> seen, often for a price -- a controversial move that has positioned it
>> as a gatekeeper between advertisers and its huge user base."
>>
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/business/media/adblock-plus-created-to-protect-users-from-ads-opens-the-door.html
>>
>>
>> So is there an alternative to Adblock Plus?
> 
> Probably, but you don't have to view "acceptable ads."
> 
> Do Ctrl-Shift-E, or click the ABP icon (stop sign) in the lower right
> corner of your browser and choose "Filter preferences..."
> 
> On the "Filter preferences" tab, uncheck the option, "Allow some
> non-intrusive advertising" at the lower left.
> 
> The same option is available on your Android phone: open ABP and uncheck
> the box, "Acceptable Ads" (the default is to allow them).
> 
> In both cases, the setting is "sticky" -- it survives a reboot of the
> program or the system, and in my experience it has also survived upgrades.
> 
Thanks for responding. I have unchecked the option.
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