Google Says “Fuck You” to Consumers by Explicitly Banning Adblockers on Android


By Dr. Brian Sovryn Well…score one for Apple. Okay, not exactly. It is ironic however that a company that is so well known for its “closed ecosystem”–that being iOS–allows for adblocking apps when the supposed “open ecosystem” of Alphabet/Google’s Android is now explicitly not allowing for adblockers.
“We don’t allow apps that interfere with… other… services, including but not limited to other apps on the device, any Google service, or an authorized carrier’s network…
Here are some examples of common violations:

Apps that block or interfere with another app displaying ads.” [emphasis mine]

That’s a direct quote from the new dev policy. But let’s be clear, though, because …read more