Evvvvvvvil Google, John Lennon was right;
Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna knock you right on the head,
You better get yourself together,
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead,
What in the world you thinking of,
Laughing in the face of love,
What on earth you tryin' to do,
It's up to you, yeah you.
Google has agreed to settle a class-action click lawsuit fraud with an offer to provide ad credits to marketers who have been charged for invalid clicks. Read the whole story...
This coming on the heels of this,
More Punishment for Google
Google CFO George Reyes told CNBC that the Internet search engine's revenue growth rate was slowing to an "organic" pace
Google can say what it wants, the blogosphere's anti-Google campaign definitely hurt them, oh yeah.
UPDATE: "Welcome, OsamaThaBomba! You are connected to 14,020,971 terrorist sympathizers through 2000 friends. Grow your network now! "
Well, we finally know who's been hogging all the Orkut invites. No, no, the Tribalistas, here. Al-Qaeda sympathizers. According to USA Today, the terrorist organization has been using Google's invite-only social network service as a recruitment tool, USA Today;
Search for Bin Laden on Orkut and you'll find at least 10 communities linked to him, the largest boasting more than 2,000 members. "We know for sure that al-Qaeda is trying to recruit as many as possible from the Western societies, not people who look like Arabs," said Rita Katz, director of SITE Institute, a Washington non-profit that tracks terrorist activity online for government and private clients, including the Department of Homeland Security. "This is a good place to be if you want to recruit people like that." Of course, it's not the only place either. Terrorists have been using the Internet to further their activities for a long time now. "I think the knee-jerk response will be to blame the messenger," Bruce Hoffman, director of the RAND Institute's counterterrorism center, told USA Today. "But the jihadists are already using the Internet. The real issue is how we counter these messages of hate and radicalism."SiliconValley.com - Good Morning Silicon Valley
Hat tip Daryl - "Odd Google can't block terrorist recruitment on the WWW, when they can block Falun Gong easily."