Friday, 21 June 2019 08:27

New Vivaldi version keeps misleading, abusive ads out

By
New Vivaldi version keeps misleading, abusive ads out Supplied

Norway-based Vivaldi Technologies has released the latest version of its browser of the same name, with the main new feature being functionality to block advertisements that use abusive technologies and intend to mislead the user.

The Abusive ad-blocker provides access to a blocklist that is enabled by default and can be turned off by the user from the Privacy section of the settings, the company said in a statement.

The blocklist is hosted on Vivaldi's own servers that have end-to-end encryption and is updated automatically within the browser.

“We try to keep our users safe and will continue to look at more options to protect them”, says Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner.

“The way that we’ve implemented this functionality is an interesting step in the direction of relying less on third-party services.”

vivaldi adblock settings 1

The adblock settings in the new version of Vivaldi. Courtesy Vivaldi Technologies

The new release also allows the creation of multiple users without the need to have multiple standalone installations of the browser.

Searching for saved passwords has been made faster and when multiple tabs are open, the user is told how many of them are still unread.

Given that Vivaldi is aimed at power users, version 2.6 has improved the speed of operations when a user tiles tabs into split-screen views or frequently moves tabs to new windows.

“We like to engage with our users, and what makes a user engage is really the browsing experience itself. That’s why we are making a browser that is so useful that it becomes an key tool in your day-to-day,” said von Tetzchner.

“A feature – big or small – does not matter. How useful it is, makes all the difference.”

There are Vivaldi versions for Windows, macOS and Linux.


Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinatrs and campaigns and assassistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

VENDOR NEWS