Google blocked 780 million crappy ads last year

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Much as people may dislike Google’s ads scattered about the internet – hence the rise of adblockers – the company is trying to protect its core product from being overrun by spammy, misleading or outright malicious ads. Overall in 2015, Google says it blocked more than 780 million ads that violated its guidelines, including ads for counterfeit goods, pharmaceutical products that weren’t approved for use or made misleading claims, weight-loss scams, phishing attempts and unwanted software ads. It also rejected more than 17 million ‘trick to click’ ads that are designed to look like system warnings on your computer. “Some bad ads,…

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