Google pays AdBlock to unblock their ads

Most people use some form of ad blocker to remove ads from a site that impede the user experience, but no doubt allow ads here on Android guys thanks to the tasteful layout and efficient use of ads.

The most popular is AdBlock Plus, which has some 300 million downloads so perhaps it’s of no surprise to learn that in fact Google are paying the company behind AdBlock Plus to to allow their ads through the blocking software.

Ads are fundamental to fund sites like the one you’re ready here, although some sites take it a lot further than the odd ad in the sidebar instead opting for pop-up, fly in, and other intrusive ads, so it’s no wonder people block ads.

But with Google being allowed a bypass, is the user being mislead by AdBlocks software? Should a company be allowed to pay for special treatment?

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