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Minister raps Free for unilaterally blocking Google ads

Tuesday 8 January 2013 | 08:43 CET | News
French digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin has asked ISP Free to deactivate the ad blocking software it placed on customers' Freebox Revolution STBs, France Info reports. While helping to call attention to the problem of network operators and content providers sharing added value, Free's "brutality and way of proceeding are not acceptable; an actor cannot unilaterally call into question a whole system", Pellerin said. She added that Free's move was incompatible with her vision of an open internet where the end-user is in charge.

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Companies: Free / Google
Countries: France
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