|Google plans ad-blocking feature in popular Chrome browser|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2017-04-20 09:18:34|
Alphabet Inc.'s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web.
Google could announce the feature within weeks, but it is still ironing out specific details and still could decide not to move ahead with the plan, the people said.
An ad-blocker from Google? Something tells me this won't go down well with antitrust regulators.
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