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Comment: Re:"Annoying ads" (Score 1) 302

by CauseBy (#49792597) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

I think you're being a little too forgiving to ABP's standards. Specifically, this:

If the ads conform to what's "acceptable", then all ads seen are non-intrusive and free from malware

Don't you mean, if the ad conforms to what's acceptable, then all ads are approved by an organization which is paid by advertisers to approve their ads? I can't possibly think of a way to do that without a conflict of interest. The only solution to adblocking, in my opinion, is community based, so that "what gets blocked" is the same as "what most people think is annoying".

Comment: Re:Resource Hog? (Score 1) 111

by CauseBy (#49744599) Attached to: Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android

If you care enough, you might want to check your memory and CPU usage before and after switching. I did so and my experience was consistent with claims that uBlock really uses a tiny fraction of the resources as ABP. Good luck!

Also don't ignore my tip for Ghostery. That really is great, it is mostly for blocking inter-site trackers. I like it because it gives you a popup on every page showing what it's blocked. It gives me a warm feeling.

Comment: Re:Extension? F-Droid? (Score 1) 111

by CauseBy (#49744579) Attached to: Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android

If you root your device then you should be able to do anything. I have uninstalled a bunch of apps that couldn't be uninstalled before rooting. I've never tried to uninstall Play Store but my guess is yes you could do it. The Play Store ironically has several apps that will remove 'sticky' apps from rooted devices, but you should be able to find them on F-Droid and whatnot. Good luck!

My opinion is that Android is about three times more useful once you root it; in fact, it's almost stupid without rooting.

Comment: Re:Extension? F-Droid? (Score 1) 111

by CauseBy (#49738245) Attached to: Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android

Don't be so sure. I'd estimate 50% of people are smart enough to use an ad blocker, but only 10% know what the heck an APK is or what to do with it. Do you think my numbers are way off? I have F-Droid installed on my rooted Android phone but I still go to Play Store when I want an app.

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