Google removes Samsung’s first Android ad blocker from the Play Store

Google removes Samsung’s first Android ad blocker from the Play Store

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Just days after it shot to the top of the Play Store, Android’s newest ad blocker has been removed for violating developer guidelines. Called Adblock Fast, the plug-in from startup Rocketship Apps worked within Samsung’s mobile browser thanks to a partnership with the phone maker, which opened an API this week allowing third-party developers to build content blocking features for the preinstalled Samsung Internet app.
According to Rocketship developer Brian Kennish, Google says Adblock Fast violates section 4.4 of of its Developer Distribution Agreement, which disallows apps or plugins offered through the Play Store from “interfering” or “disrupting” devices, networks, or services of third parties.

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10905672/google-samsung-adblock-fast-android-ad-blocker-removal
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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