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  1. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    Google, arguably the most important internet ad broker, said the "Best Practices for Ad Networks to Address Piracy and Counterfeiting" would "maintain and post policies prohibiting websites that are principally dedicated to selling counterfeit...

  2. Google Kicks Ad Blocking Android App Out of Google Play Store

    A spokesperson said, quite simply, "We remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies. We even encourage advertising that is done appropriately and conforms to an Acceptable Ads policy, which is debated and decided in an open public forum.

  3. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Even if Google loses this case on appeal, history shows they aren’t likely to roll over and change their global AdWords policies. Though the search giant was found to have abused its dominant position on the French paid search market and were...

  4. Google’s Human Trafficking Ad Policy Questioned

    Their concerns include what Google does internally to ensure sexually exploitative ads don’t appear; Google’s stated internal policy on these as and if ad sales teams are complying with these policies; how Google instructs its employees to...

  5. The Trouble with Tribbles: Beyond Google’s Cookiegate Browser Settings Hype

    This is an incredibly important distinction, especially in light of Google’s plan to amalgamate their privacy policies and pool data across all services. We should relax this policy a tad to allow setting 3rd party cookies when the 3rd party in...

  6. Pot (Microsoft) Calls Kettle (Google) Black on Privacy

    As a followup to their hysterically paranoid Glenn Beckian post focusing on the lack of opt out for a company-wide privacy policy (one that is largely similar to the policies you’ll find at giant companies like say, Facebook, Apple, or Microsoft...

  7. Microsoft Updates Ad Policies on Relevance & Quality

    The update clarifies policies on deceptive ads and hinders direct response advertising. The Updated Policies Among other things, this translates to "ads that aren't aligned with the new policy becoming less prominent or, in some cases, being excluded.

  8. Linden Lab Changes How it Communicates With Users -- To What End?

    First of all, there's the concern that these new "Community Guidelines" are really nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to stifle criticism on the Lab's own pages, and in fact it is true that many people are reporting that critical comments...

  9. Google Updates AdSense Program Policies Page

    Google brand violations: This policy has always existed in our Terms and Conditions, but we've now brought it directly to the 'Ad Placement' section of the program policies page so that it's easier to find.