I was surprised that Safari 12 made Adblock Plus and uBlock useless, though I did find one that works: uBlock Origin. Does anyone know why this is, what made Apple think this was a good idea? Are they doing it because advertisers are pressuring Apple to block adblockers? Now it seems adblockers are releasing full blown Mac apps that somehow run parallel with Safari to block ads. I don't see how this is a better solution, as apps have far more privileges than a mere Safari extension, and could do much more harm. Also I don't like the idea of an app constantly running in the background for something that used to just be a simple extension. Also, if uBlock origin can run as a Safari extension, why can't Adblock Plus and uBlock do the same? If such extensions were fine for all these years, then why are they suddenly not okay anymore?