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An ad blocker, created to protect users from ads, opens door instead

Users are furious that it has become a tool that allows ads it deems acceptable to be seen, often for a price

New York

ADBLOCK Plus, an ad blocker now used on more than 100 million devices, started out as an almost utopian idea a decade ago. Wladimir Palant, a 20-something developer who was annoyed with intrusive ads online, created it as an open-source project and quickly built it up with the...

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