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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 8:00 am    Post subject: YaHoo & Google: F-OFF WhenU!!! Reply with quote

Yahoo and Google have disabled links to controversial adware maker WhenU after the company was accused of engaging in unauthorized practices aimed at boosting its search rankings, WhenU's top executive confirmed Thursday.

The practices came to light following an investigation by antispyware crusader Ben Edelman, a Harvard student who found that the company used a technique known as "cloaking" to dupe search engines into favorably listing decoy Web pages that direct people to other destinations, once they click on the link.

Theres a win for the good guys!!!! YIPIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Complete read:
http://news.com.com/2100-1024_3-5212479.html?tag=nefd.top
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maby google trying to make up for there own rerouteing of people not so long back that sent people looking for spybot to fake spyware removers. no i have not forgot that !
pot calling kettle black google is. but at least it stops whenu.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for Google! Ben Edelman has done extensive research on WhenU and on Gator. He has some great stuff at this site.

http://www.benedelman.org/

It's really worth checking out.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting site there suzi! Cool
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