Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Spotify will soon ban your account if you use an ad blocker

Spotify takes aim at ad blockers - GSMArena.com news Spotify will start banning ad blockers
Kayla Schwartz | 10 February, 2019, 22:45

Spotify has updated its Terms of Service to reflect its stance on ad-blockers. "Spotify learns from each engagement, fueling a more personalized ad experience". But Spotify has been disabling accounts for abnormal activity long before then. Many ad-supported websites and streaming services already prevent users from viewing content if an ad-blocker is installed, typically by alerting a customer to this and requesting that they turn ad-blocking off in order to read the page or watch a video. In August 2018, it was reported that the company has various detection methods in place monitoring consumption on the service. Unfortunately, more than 2 million users (2 percent of free Spotify subscribers) were blocking ads with modded apps and accounts a year ago, The Verge reports. They can detect, investigate, and deal with "artificial manipulation of streaming activity".

Spotify sent email notices to ad block users with the option of reactivating their accounts if they remove any ad block service from their web browser.

Spotify is like any other company, with the need to make a profit. Spotify also notes that if a user attempts to get around the rule, it may result in suspension or termination.

Officials say man shot at border is alive
The Nogales City Council condemned the wire and demanded that it be removed over safety concerns for children and pets. The border crossing was initially closed after the shooting , but later reopened.

Spotify warned users of possible of suspension and termination early past year and given an opportunity to reactivate their accounts after uninstalling the ad-blockers.

Spotify also announced this week that it was making significant headway on its podcasting ambitions by acquiring Anchor and Gimlet Media, the latter of which includes podcasts such as Reply All and Crimetown.

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