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[2]: Completely expected
by deathshadow on Fri 25th Oct 2013 12:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Completely expected"
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Made even MORE scary by many of those alternatives being significantly less secure than people think. While Linux may be semi-passable (though for all the TALK about Open Sores being better...) you look at the Mac world, and given how ridiculously vulnerable that platform is (who's first trashed at EVERY pwn2Own?) the only reason I can figure that platform isn't hell is a lack of interest, insufficient audience size, or just plain pity -- as if hackers think Mac users are already suffering enough.

That could change overnight as the scam artists masquerading as serious businessmen known as advertising executives get more and more desperate.

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