Don't be Evil Google: Ad Blockers and Extension ManifestV3

Don't be Evil Google: Ad Blockers and Extension ManifestV3

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Michael P started this petition to Google

Google is planning to limit the 'blocking' functionality of the current WebRequest API to enterprise Chrome customers ONLY in the new Extension APIs, Manifest V3. This will essentially prevent lots of free,popular Ad Blockers from functioning properly.

New(er) Ad Blockers like uBlock Origin, rely upon WebRequest being able to block ads before they're downloaded. This helps speed-up web page loading and prevents wasting user bandwidth. It also enhances security because some ads run scripts which can be malicious, but if they aren't downloaded, they don't pose a risk.

This change only benefits Google and forces Chrome users to either not have an Ad Blocker, increasing Google's revenue from ads, or to use ad blockers that partner with Google, ABP, which receive monetary compensation from Google to let certain ads through.

Don't take my word for it, listen to what the developer of uBlock Origin has to say: https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/338#issuecomment-496009417

Let Google know we won't stand for this...

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