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Ad blockers will no longer work on Facebook thanks to site updates, The New York Times reports. While ad blockers will continue to work on others sites and Facebook users can tailor their ad preferences on-site, the move will spark more debate about ads, privacy, and the blockers used to prevent them, the report states. Many are frustrated at the erosion of user control. “It takes a dark path against user choice,” said Eyeo G.m.b.H’s Ben Williams. Some feel Facebook’s updates strike a balance. “Many users rely on ad blockers because they are concerned about privacy or malware,” said the Future of Privacy Forum’s Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US. “Facebook’s change lets users continue to use ad blockers to protect themselves, while ensuring ads are displayed.”(Registration may be required to access this story.)
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