Adrian Scottow

Google, Facebook To Fight Fake “News” Sites By Blocking Them From Ad Money

Google and Facebook are, hands down, the two most common ways for basically everyone to find information: either you’re searching for links on one, or browsing your news feed on the other. They’re also the two biggest advertising companies in the world, which gives them some leverage to feed or starve some content. And when it comes to totally bogus news, both are now going to take the “starve” approach. [More]

Google on Click Fraud: *Shrugs Shoulders*, “Meh.”

Google on Click Fraud: *Shrugs Shoulders*, “Meh.”

Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “there is a perfect economic solution [to click fraud] which is to let it happen.”

Typosquatters: Google, Yahoo, Hucksters Profit From Your Butter Fingers

Typosquatters: Google, Yahoo, Hucksters Profit From Your Butter Fingers

Don’t you hate it when you try to go to BestBuy.com and accidentally replace the first vowel with a w? Or put a hyphen between best and buy? And you end up at one of those squatter advertisement sites, designed specifically to garner profits from the typos or ignorance of others?