View Full Version : No more ad-blocking apps for your Android device

Google has cleaned its Play Store from all ad-blocking apps that were lying around (yep, you read it right, all of them). http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/eek.gif

So, no matter whether you have a rooted device or not, you won't be able to update your current ad-blocking app through the Play Store nor fresh-install them (in case you didn't have one installed but wanted to).

The official reason Google gave to the developers was:

"After a regular review we have determined that your app interferes with or accesses another service or product in an unauthorized manner. This violates the provision of your agreement with Google referred to above,"

Thankfully, you should be able to get them from their respective developers if you want to install them.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...m-google-play/ (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57574213-94/google-yanks-ad-blocker-apps-from-google-play/)

It's reassuring though that Google is taking steps to protect users from unauthorized activity, rather than protecting their own $$$revenue stream. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Pity they didn't adopt a similar policy to protect users of their Google Compare service and street car snooping.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...dentity_theft/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/08/google_compare_identity_theft/)
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