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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RE: Problem solved
by Hayoo! on Fri 25th Oct 2013 03:12 UTC in reply to "Problem solved "
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This is one of the reasons why we're seeing increasing amount of adverts in websites, in terms of number and size. If you don't want to give back, don't use the service or website in question. That's it. Taking something (information, use or functionality of a service, etc.) without giving what's asked of you for exchange is analogous to theft. Being thrifty and selfish only make things worse for a lot of people, even innocent bystanders.

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