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Google Allows Illegal Wire Tapping Companies to Advertise in Adwords


With all of news coming out of London and Rupert Murdoch’s Phone Hacking Scandal with the British tabloid News of the World, as well as the mounting concern of Identity Theft these days, I wanted to see if there was anyone trying to promote Illegal Phone Tapping or Wire-Tapping. Well, it didn’t take too long to see some advertisers trying sell either Phone Tapping and Spy Equipment, but also tips on how to hack someones Cell Phone. So it’s “OK” to promote Porn, Sex and Viagra, but spying and hacking people’s private information is ok? Google needs to re-evaluate their policies.

This now raises the question: “Should Google reserve the right to deny these advertisers, like they currently do with tobacco, hard alcohol and fire-arms?”

Does Google feel that Phone Tapping and Spying Equipment is considered ok to the general public? This doesn’t make sense to me at all.

This should be considered a violation and Google has a responsibility to deny these types of Ads from showing up in Paid Search Results.

Now, look what Google Adwords also considers “OK”:

Take a look at these (recently taken) screenshots:

What do you think?

 

 

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