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Adblock Plus for Safari arrives today, Mac users rejoice

Firm releases Safari app ahead of custom iOS app release
Tue Jan 21 2014, 14:19
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ADVERT BLOCKING OUTFIT Adblock Plus announced on Tuesday that it will be available on Apple's Safari web browser.

Up until now Adblock Plus has not been available for users of Apple's Safari web browser, but that's about to change. The firm got in touch to let us know that Adblock Plus will be available on Safari from today, which means that despite having faced a fair amount of controversy in the past year - such as Google removing the app from Google Play - Adblock is now available across all major web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

This means that Safari users will be able to block annoying banner ads and pop-ups as well as Facebook and Youtube adverts. However, Adblock does encourage users not to block all advertising.

Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus said, "Our goal is to 'make the Internet better for everyone' by empowering people to block obnoxious ads while simultaneously encouraging websites to run user-friendly, responsible advertisements instead of intrusive banners, overlays, and pop-ups.

"Users can still opt to block all ads, or they can whitelist certain sites that they want to support. We created Adblock Plus to give every user control over which kinds of ads they are willing to accept, and then we block all the rest."

This isn't the only good news Adblock Plus has had for Apple users recently. In December, Faida told The INQUIRER that the Adblock Plus team was also working on a custom web browser for iOS devices, due to the limitations of Apple's iTunes App Store. There's no word yet as to when this will be released.

Adblock Plus for Safari is available to download now for free. µ

 

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