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Do not trust Google ads

February 25th, 2009. Published under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I love Gmail.  I use it with Chrome, so there currently is no ad-blocking going on like you can do with Firefox.  The Google ads are context-based, of course, so you usually see ads relative to the email you are viewing.

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So I was viewing a thread update email from the Safer Networking Forums about an issue with Spybot Search & Destroy, a legitimate and very good anti-malware program, when I noticed no less than four “ads” for malware junk purporting to be Spybot.

WTF Google?