Google has paid a half billion dollars to the federal government for its part in unwittingly promoting illegal drug sales to U.S. customers. Google officials admit that foreign drug companies “gamed” Google’s advertising system by arranging for the illegal ads to be distributed around the internet without Google knowing what was going on. The perpetrators were, by the way, paying their ad and “share of profits” fees to Google while making money on the drug sales.
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