We were sent us this via our contact form today:

Hi there,

I just wanted to quickly let you know that Google has removed the popular Adblock Plus app from Google Play. Apparently, Google is now openly prioritizing revenues over the freedom of choice for the users. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Till at till@adblockplus.org.

Best, Igor

So, yeah. Yikes. But the move isn’t all that surprising given that Google makes its money off of the ads the run on the side of your screen. AdBlock Plus isn’t the only ad-blocking app that Google Play has banned, but it’s certainly the one that’s going to piss off a lot of people.