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Facebook Ads Are Still Getting Past Adblock Plus

Apparently Facebook ads are still getting past Adblock Plus through a pared-down code despite a flotilla of engineers' efforts, according to a report on TechCrunch. "When Facebook first announced it would circumvent ad blocking software Adblock Plus (ABP) built a workaround in two days, boasting that 'We promised that the open source community would have a solution very soon…This time that community seems to have gotten the better of even a giant like Facebook.' But it’s been a month since Facebook broke ABP's last workaround and the social network’s marketing messages are still getting through. Despite the fact that ABP’s browser extension gets the final say on what appears on your screen, it can’t build filters fast enough when Facebook has total control over the code it serves."

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