According to both The Next Web and Business Insider, the popular ad-blocking plug-in AdBlock was sold to a mystery company for a non-disclosed amount of money. While good for the author of the plug-in who cashed out, it is unknown what this means for its users.
The sale comes at an interesting time for publishers as the debate rages over whether adblocking will become widespread, as Apple has allowed iOS user to block ads on their mobile devices for the first time.
For users of Adblock, the uncertainty over ownership of the Adblock extension is a reasonable concern, particularly if the new buyer has any sort of agenda with the purchase of the extension.
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