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August 04, 2003: Horrors of Targeted Ads

NYT: If You Liked the Web Page, You'll Love the Ad. "The technology is not yet foolproof. The online edition of The New York Post, which is owned by the News Corporation, ran an article last month about a murder in which the victim's body parts were packed in a suitcase, and Google served up an ad for a luggage dealer."

The Need to Know newsletter has done a series of mistakes like these in their "doh section".

Posted by Aaron Swartz on August 04, 2003 09:27 AM