Apple killing ad blockers that install root certificates
posted by Michael H. / Oct 09, 2015, 12:27 PM
The developers created content blockers on iOS 9 that would basically create a VPN where all traffic is run through the developer’s servers to remove the ads. If that app installs a root certificate, it could allow the developer to be able to access encrypted traffic from users, which is obviously a security concern.
Apple told TechCrunch on the matter:
It is unclear how this may affect the functionality of the apps, or when the apps will make it back into the store.
Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014
Beauty of iOS.
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 12:28 PM 8
Such a typical flawed PhoneArena article. Apple allowed these content blockers at first to allow system wide blocking in-app and out of app for invasive ads. The reason they pulled a few of these (not all) were due to the app asking for too much data (think Google) from your device including all your browsing traffic etc. The non intrusive apps were not touched. Such click bait. While Im at it, I cant even come read good content on this site anymore because all the Android articles as well as Apple articles are so misleading and poorly written. A reason I made an account, to voice this. I see this crap being spoken about every day and whoever runs this site doesnt do anything about it. Start delivering some good quality F****** content for once. (think "no 4k editing features on Android" - BS)
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 12:42 PM 9
Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015
Hooooooly crap, how did you get through the blocker for swearing? Also I agree, I've only been a part of this website for a few months and i've seen so much bulls**t it's ridiculous
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 12:48 PM 1
Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015
Blocking the ad blockers. Now thats innovation.
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 1:06 PM 3
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Trying it out now. Best one so far. Thanks. 1blocker works well too.
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 2:28 PM 1
I'm using purify exclusevily now - it's absolutely perfect. Pages load super fast. I don't even visit PA on PC anymore. Worth $1.99 (worth even more). Don't forget to enable in settings and in safari (sharing options). Dear PA. On weekends I do turn it off and visit your site couple times and click on every ad you got. :).
posted on Oct 09, 2015, 3:29 PM 0
No pedrick, blocking ad blocker apps that may overstep its boundaries when it comes to user privacy!!! Not blocking ad-blockers. My favorite ad blocker is purify - and among many more, it is still available and it works fantastic. No crashes, no confusion, simple and doesn't need jailbrake or root to work. And it works with Safari (a browser I prefer to use). Instead of some third-party browser like Adblock for iOS - which also was a good one but I prefer safari).
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 5:54 PM 0
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