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MSN and Google running spyware ads

By Dr Dij ·
Microsoft is suing a spyware company yet is still running ads for their bogus anti-spyware app on msn. Google puts paid results on top of searches, which often contain links to spyware.

I've also noticed that the shopping aggregators will put scam sites that have failed in their ratings on top as 'sponsored' results, these are sites that never ship product or other similar scams such as pressure upsell, changing price charged, sending you stripped down or broken cameras or refurbished devices, etc.

Good ole corporate integrity! makes you proud to be a US citizen!!

Microsoft has a 'honeynet' of PCs that troll for spyware installs, you'd think they would know about many spyware sites. And they could in fact troll the sites that pay for advertising without trolling the whole web.

Oops, forgot the link to computerworld article. you may have to browse in to this rather than click link.

http://www.computerworld.com/developmenttopics/websitemgmt/story/0,10801,108416,00.html

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