Monday September 07, 2015

Chrome Reportedly Bypassing Adblock, Forces YouTube Video Ads

It seems that a number of Chrome users with Adblock installed are finding that video ads are no longer blocked on YouTube, and that they are unskippable.

The popular extension, originally created by Wladimir Palant in 2006, is used by many to bypass ads hosted on the internet, including the video ads served by Google's video streaming site. It has drawn the ire of many web publishers and websites alike for allegedly curtailing their revenues significantly. In an attempt to shore up the almost non-existent profits from YouTube, Google might have finally found a way of skirting the extension. Multiple Twitter users are now posting their accounts, including images, of Chrome circumventing the extension's ad-averse net.