PIA Adds Ad Blocker: Introducing Private Internet Access MACE™

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 by Caleb Chen
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July 8th, 2016: Private Internet Access MACE™ is a new feature that block ads, trackers and malware. Private Internet Access (PIA) has always sought to provide the most privacy-preserving solutions for customers using the PIA desktop client. After all, “Privacy is our Policy.” Online advertising is often a free-for-all where the end user loses. That’s why Private Internet Access created a VPN service with ad blocking features to keep users safe on Android, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Private Internet Access MACE™ blocks ads, trackers and malware

According to recent statistics, about 10% to 15% of internet users are currently using ad blockers. We believe this number should be a lot higher, and have doubled down on that belief with the release of MACE™. It is often hard for users to find the right ad blocker that works with their browser and is simple to use. Setting up an ad blocker at the network level requires even more technical expertise. Now customers will be able to use Private Internet Access MACE™ to block ads, trackers and malware on whatever browser they are using. To try out Private Internet Access MACE™, simply update the PIA client to v60.

About Private Internet Access (PIA)

Private Internet Access is the leading no log VPN service provider in the world. PIA believes that access to an open internet is a fundamental human right and donates effusively to EFF and FFTF to promote privacy causes internationally. Based out of North America, PIA has over 3300 servers in 24 countries that provide reliable, encrypted VPN tunnel gateways for whatever the use case. Please visit us at www.privateinternetaccess.com for more information.

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  1. Brett Schulte

    Does this work on gaming consoles (Xbox One)? iPhone?

    7 years ago
  2. user

    doesn’t block YouTube ads on Android 6.0.1. Do you need to have root for that?

    7 years ago
  3. User

    This article says nothing about how it works.

    8 years ago
  4. John A. Gray

    I often turn my adblocker off, on those sites which have unobtrusive advertisements…but some sites are just awful—huge flashing banners, crazy loud sounds in pop-up windows that start minimized or hide themselves behind the current window…etc.
    It’s very nice of you to include this additional—and free—service. Thanks much!

    8 years ago
  5. Jay Rosewater

    I didnt have the great same experience: I tested it with and without the great ad blocker uBlock. uBlock blocks everything; uBlock off Mace on all ads went through on a Google search for fishing rods. Is Google paying PIA?

    8 years ago