Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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by WereCatf on Thu 24th Oct 2013 17:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tractor"
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free mail service

If you want free mail service you'll end up paying for it in some other way, like e.g. by the service - provider tracking you and selling the data for marketing purposes. As such why move away from GMail to something else? You'll just be trading the provider to another one, not actually improving your privacy conditions.

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