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About SEVEN Networks

SEVEN Networks software solutions deliver device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers. Extending control from the network to the mobile client gives operators the power to manage and optimize data traffic before it impacts the network. Device-based analytics offer deeper and timelier insight than solutions that are solely network based. SEVEN’s Open Channel products reduce operator costs, increase efficiency in the use of wireless infrastructure, and enhance end-user experience. They bring immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks, simplify the creation of innovative new service plans, and provide actionable intelligence for mobile carriers.

Why Denying the Reasons Behind Ad Blocking Exacerbates the Problem

Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, recently said that “No one who refuses to contribute to the creation of high quality journalism has the right to consume it.” Thompson says that the Times will resort to blocking all … Continue reading

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Users Want Free Ad Blocking on Mobile Phones

Besides paywalls, many content providers are offering users the ability to pay for an ad-free experience. These responses to ad blockers continue to defy public perception. As reported by TUNE, close to 75% of smartphone users wouldn’t pay a dollar … Continue reading

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What’s new in AdClear

Over the past month we’ve made some major changes to AdClear. The most important is our addition of language filters. We are now able to block ads in a variety of languages, including: Arabic Bulgarian Danish French German Indian Indonesian … Continue reading

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Sites Currently Detecting Ad Blockers are Breaking European Law

Sites that detect ad blockers are considered to be breaking European Union law. Though detecting and preventing ad blocker users from accessing content is fine, detecting an ad blocker is a request for user information. Requesting personal information requires getting … Continue reading

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App Insight #2: Shazam

We’re back with our second App Insight segment, where we measure the typical amount of ads one sees when using an app, then see how AdClear blocks those ads. Today, we will be looking at Shazam. Probably the most famous … Continue reading

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App Analysis #1: Zedge Ringtones

We’re beginning a new series where we look into the ads in applications. We will use an app for a decent amount of time and figure out how it utilizes ads. Then, we will try to determine how well AdClear … Continue reading

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Save up to Half of Your Mobile Data by Using AdClear

We’ve posted a series of articles noting why safety and privacy are causes for the rise of mobile ad blockers. Now, we look at data. It’s common knowledge that ads are data-intensive, but would you wager a guess as to … Continue reading

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Ad Blocker Users Have Been Given a Raw DEAL

We’ve reached a crucial point in the life of ad blockers. Web sites have finally taken notice of ad blocking traffic and are beginning to create countermeasures. Most of these practices involve paywalls, which detect ad blocker users and either … Continue reading

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New Changes in AdClear Ad Blocker Version 5.0.0.500454

On Friday we released version 454 which features a lot of UI improvements and ease-of-use improvements. First, you’ll notice the screen is different. We ditched the on/off switch for a button, which turns the VPN on and off at lightning … Continue reading

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What Sets AdClear Apart

An Explanation of Encryption One thing that sets AdClear apart is our Security Certificate, but many people are confused about what it does. And rightfully so: encryption is a confusing concept, especially when it relates to an ad blocker. Android … Continue reading

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