Apple Cracking Down on VPN-Based Ad Blockers That Work in Third-Party Apps

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It appears Apple may be cracking down on some VPN-based ad blockers that are designed to block ads in third-party apps, based on a recent interaction iOS developer Tomasz Koperski had with Apple’s App Store review team.

Koperski is the CTO of Future Mind, a software company that produces AdBlock, Weblock, and Admosphere, three ad blocking apps. When submitting an update for AdBlock for iOS, a VPN-based ad blocking app, it was rejected.


Upon appeal to the App Review Board, Koperski was told Apple is…
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Cracking the Shell

If you’ve begun to tinker with your desktop Linux terminal, you may be ready to take a deeper dive. You’re no longer put off by references to “terminal,” “command line” or “shell,” and you have a grasp of how files are organized. You can distinguish between a command, an option and an argument. You’ve begun navigating your system. Now what? File manipulation — that is, allowing users to traverse the directory structure and interact with its contents — lies at the heart of Linux. There is a sizable arsenal of tools at your disposal….
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