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- Created 2012-03-12
is an open-source content-filtering and
extension for the
web browsers. AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as
, from being displayed. AdBlock is currently the most popular
extension, with over 20,000,000 users, and the most popular Safari extension. According to an article in
The New York Times
, the extension was created on December 8, 2009 (the day that support for extensions was added to Google Chrome). Safari support was added in June 2010.
AdBlock is not to be confused with
. The developer of AdBlock claims to have been inspired by the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox, but otherwise the two efforts are unrelated.
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