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Google finds 200m more people to advertise to in a single day

Google has learned to speak Bengali and found an extra 200 million people to advertise to along the way. Bengali is the world's sixth-most-prevalent language, is the official tongue of Bangladesh and is widely spoken in some India states. Yet the language's 200 million speakers have been cruelly denied the bounty that is …

EU pushes probe up Google's ad alley

The European Union (EU) is pushing forward with its probe into Google/Alphabet's dominance of the online ad market, with the commissioner in charge suggesting formal charges are on the way. Margrethe Vestager spoke to The Wall Street Journal the day before getting on a plane to visit the US, and said her team was "advancing" …
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AdSense fraud still too easy, says Spanish boffin

A bit of code-work is all it takes to sidestep one of Google's key AdSense protection mechanisms. That's the conclusion of Spanish researcher Manuel Blázquez, a PhD and professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. In a paper just published at Arxiv, he says a combination of cross-site scripting (XSS) and old-fashioned …
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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

Google has warned its AdSense and DoubleClick customers to sort out their cookie tracking policies before the European Commission gets pissy with them. In a blog post published on Monday (July 27) by Jason Woloz, the Chocolate Factory’s security and privacy programme manager for display and video ads, the search monster said …
Jennifer Baker, 30 Jul 2015
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NO CLASS: Judge chucks out two class-action lawsuits against Google

A California court has dismissed two class-action lawsuits, which accused Google of bad business behavior, on grounds that the plaintiffs couldn't provide sufficient evidence to support their claims. The oldest suit of the two, which was filed by law firm Hagens Berman in May 2014, alleged that Google's habit of requiring …
Neil McAllister, 21 Feb 2015
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Google hit by class action lawsuit over claimed AdSense fraud

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google over allegations by a claimed former employee that the Chocolate Factory is defrauding users of its AdSense platform. The legal action, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, claims that Google knowingly canceled the AdSense …
Iain Thomson, 21 May 2014
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Did Google order staff to 'steal' web ad cash from publishers? THE TRUTH

Google has denied allegations made by a self-styled “former Google employee” – who claimed he was ordered to take part in “theft of money” from “thousands upon thousands” of publishers using Google AdSense. According to a missive posted anonymously onto Pastebin on Tuesday, the web king told its staff in 2009 that it would …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Apr 2014

Canada says Google broke law by snooping health info to serve ads

An investigation into Google's online advertising practices by Canadian regulators has found that the Chocolate Factory served ads based on users' sensitive health-related information, in violation of the country's privacy laws. "Most Canadians consider health information to be extremely sensitive," Chantal Bernier, Canada's …
Neil McAllister, 16 Jan 2014
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WordPress’ Google potshot: users deserve better

WordPress is in a tie-up with Federated Media to try and offer it users something better than what it calls Google’s ‘sad’ AdSense. Its new WordAds program is now open for registrations, with advertisements provided by Federated Media. However, the new program isn’t a free-for-all: it’s only open to “publicly visible” blogs …
The Register breaking news

Google mum on AdSense payments failure fix

Some web publishers are facing financial stress as Google’s AdSense platform has been withholding payments for advertising, in some cases since the September fees were due. AdSense users contacted Google last month regarding a zeroing out of their accounts in September. With many accounts, the amount due was stuck at $0, …
Iain Thomson, 4 Nov 2011
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Google in freetard-friendly copyright infringement update

The Friday before a public holiday is traditionally a great time to bury bad news. Google chose the Labor Day Lull to give the world an update on its copyright infringement measures. Funny, that. Since the RIAA ended its catastrophic strategy of suing end users in 2008 (although not everyone has noticed), copyright enforcers …
The Register breaking news

French search engine seeks multi-million euro damages from Google

A French search engine is demanding damages of €295m from Google, in a legal spat over Mountain View's dominance of the market. 1plusV, a local rival to Google in France, alleged that Mountain View's command of the search engine biz had blocked the development of services offered by competitors in the country. The French …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jun 2011
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German data regulators move to tighten IP address laws

Passing along IP addresses of web visitors to a third party without their permission could become illegal in Germany. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, data protection authorities in Lower Saxony have already targeted sites who depend on IP addresses for online advertising. The Lower Saxony authorities recently …
Jan Libbenga, 28 Feb 2011
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That's Schmidt: So long to the Google chief who wasn't

For six years, Larry Page and Sergey Brin told Eric Schmidt that Google should build its own browser, and for six years, he resisted. "Google was a small company,” Schmidt remembered. “Having come through the bruising browser wars, I didn’t want to do that again.” So Brin and Page hired some ex-Firefox developers and had them …
Cade Metz, 22 Jan 2011
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Italian regulator asks for copyright reform after Google settlement

Italy's competition regulator has asked the Italian parliament to reform copyright law after accepting Google's settlement of a dispute with newspapers. It does not have the power to solve the problem of the exploitation of newspaper content, it said. The Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors had complained in 2009 that if …
Kable, 19 Jan 2011
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Google in shock reveal of AdSense revenue shares

Google has revealed exactly how much revenue it shares with third-party websites who run text advertisements brokered through its AdSense service. With a Monday blog post, the company said that under its AdSense for content program — which serves those familiar "Ads by Google" onto webpages — sites receive a 68 per cent cut of …
Cade Metz, 25 May 2010
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Google unveils one ad server to rule them all

Google has unveiled a new ad serving platform for internet publishers, merging the platform it acquired from DoubleClick in 2008 with its native Google Ad Manager. Mountain View will now offer a single ad serving platform known as DoubleClick for Publishers, or DFP. "We see an opportunity to improve ad serving even further by …
Cade Metz, 23 Feb 2010
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Google behavioral ad targeter is a Smart Ass

Google is handling its interest-based advertising behavioral ad targeting from a custom-built ad server known internally as Smart Ass, or smart ad serving system. According to a former Google employee, the system was under development as far back as 2006, and a second person with knowledge of the server says it was deployed …
Cade Metz, 2 Feb 2010

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