Microsoft, Google, Yahoo settle Gambling Charges
December 19, 2007 8:37pm CST
Remarkable one. This almost slipped past me. I had always thought there would be a problem like this cropping up due to ads (along with a few other claims). http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140678-c,companynews/article.html I don't know if the settlement is good enough, or if the charge is even just. I do know google at least has some monitoring of its ads, placement and has put up some restrictions in the past based on content. I wonder what happened here. Do any of you think this event is fair? In this instance or any instance, do the ads signify aiding and abetting? Part of me says it could be since they are ads designed to attract attention and potential users. Another part of me says maybe not, since some ads are based on keywords and content (and with that, it could show something completely wrong, stupid or unwanted). Just some thoughts I had on it.
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