Is Ad-Block's Android App A Security Risk?

At least one app developer is crying foul over a new release of Android saying it increased the number of steps users must go through to make its product work.

According to the Register, the maker of Adblock Plus claims its product no longer works out of the box on devices running Android 4.1.2 or 4.2.2. A warning box now informs users they must manually configure a proxy server for Adblock Plus to work. ADblock intercepts advertising and blocks it on its own server below allowing the ad-free content to display on your browser.

Google feels that allowing an app to reconfigure automatically Internet access is a security risk.

Adblock Plus has since published a workaround, but has also made its complaint public on the Android OS development site.

Google has yet to respond.