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Spotify Could Ban You for Using Ad-Blockers

Spotify has updated its Terms of Service, which now explicitly prohibit the use of ad-blockers. Spotify already uses various methods to detect and deal with people using ad-blockers, but the music streaming service is now upping the ante.

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Spotify's Terms of Service now state that "circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements in ...

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