How our love affair with ad-blocking risks giving Internet providers even more power

Apple recently began allowing customers to download and install ad-blocking apps on their iPhones, sparking a big debate about the future of the Internet and the ethics of blocking online advertisements. Although ads support everything from social networks to search engines and newspapers, they can also be annoying, intrusive and a drain on your device.Despite the controversy, expect to see the ad blocking business grow. Someday soon, huge companies could begin offering ad-blocking features — perhaps including your Internet provider.

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