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YouTube Reportedly Bypassing AdBlock Via Google Chrome

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Ads have always been a bone of contention on the Internet. On the one hand, they’re a way for many blogs like ours to make money to help support our endeavours. On the other hand, if over done they tend to annoy users and push them to install programs like AdBlock which block all ads on websites they visit which results in website owners and content creators not getting potential ad revenue from those visits.

Not only does the popular AdBlock Plus program block ads on websites, it also blocks pre-rolls – ads that often pre-empt YouTube videos. Various Twitter users are reporting that when using Google Chrome, the browser seems to be ignoring their AdBlock extensions, and not only that, forcing them to watch the full ad without the option to skip it.

According to Neowin, the only way to get the skip button back is to whitelist YouTube or disable the AdBlock extension. The Internet being what it is however, there seems to already be a workaround in place.

What do you think about Google bypassing AdBlock to serve ads on YouTube videos? Do you use an ad blocker extension and have you been affected by this? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Neowin

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