There's been a lot of belly-aching amongst fellow FreeSoftware people regarding Google's decision to remove Ad-Block from the Google Play store. Apparently it's "killing the intarwebs" or something equally horrid.

This is Android, not Apple's iOS prison. You have choice.

Specically you have F-Droid (click here on your mobile) which is a FOSS alternative to Google Play, where you'll still find ad-blocking applications for Android, amongst everything else.

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I don't have a problem with a business that makes money from advertising removing from their store an application that thwarts their business model.

I am however grateful for Free Software and F-Droid so I am not beholden to their business model or store. I think this episode is a great example of the power and value of Free Software.