|[January 21, 2014]
Adblock Plus Available for Safari; Mac Owners Rejoice
COLOGNE, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Plus, the #1 most popular browser extension for blocking annoying
online advertisements, today announced that Adblock Plus for Safari is
for download worldwide. Mac owners are now free to rejoice in their
own ad-free web experience.
With the inclusion of Safari, the Adblock Plus add-on is now available
for every major browser: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera,
Safari-and also Android (News - Alert) mobile OS.
Adblock Plus lets users choose whether to block all ads or allow certain Acceptable
Ads to be whitelisted in order to support free content. In all
cases, Adblock Plus blocks annoying banner ads and pop-ups on web pages,
video ads on YouTube, and intrusive ads on Facebook (News - Alert).
"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" said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock
Plus and the open source project that supports it. "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."
Faida continued, "The Adblock Plus add-on works on all current versions
of Safari and is backwards-compatible to version 6.0 (standard version
with OSX Mountain Lion). The current version is a stable beta; it's been
thoroughly tested, but we are still hoping to get valuable user feedback
to optimize performance."
About Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus is a community-driven, open source project to rid the
Internet of annoying and intrusive online advertising. Its free web
browser extensions (add-ons) put users in control by letting them block
or filter which ads they want to see. Users across the world have
downloaded Adblock Plus over 250 million times. It has remained the most
downloaded and the most used extension almost continuously since
November 2006. In 2013 PC Magazine listed the extension as one of the
best free Google (News - Alert) Chrome extensions, and it received a 2013 About.com
readers' choice award for best privacy/security add-on.
Follow AdBlock Plus on Twitter (News - Alert) at @AdBlockPlus and
read our blogs at http://adblockplus.org/blog/. For
more information, please visit https://eyeo.com/en/press.
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