U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ad blockers, MediaPost reports. In a letter to the FTC, Wyden wrote ad blockers engage in deceptive and unfair practices by whitelist ads from paying companies. He added the largest advertising companies "have quietly paid millions of dollars to some of the largest ad blocking software companies in order to be able to continue to track and target consumers with ads." Wyden called for ad-blocking companies to disclose to consumers whether they accept money to whitelist advertisements.
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