Searching for (Unintentional) Supporters of Spyware? Try Google

It’s a journalistic dictum that, in order to get to the bottom of something, one should follow the money. Spyware researcher Ben Edelman used high technology to discover who is using that hated method to advertise, and thus keeping spyware makers in business. This led to a chain of money whose links may surprise you — and illustrate a larger issue in the tangled web of online advertising.
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Filtering of Forbidden Words and Search Results

It can be hard enough to get your website noticed by search engines without taking filtering into account. The fact is, companies, organizations, governments, individuals, and search engines can and do filter search results based on various criteria of what is “inappropriate.” This article examines the issues, and explains how filtering is accomplished.
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