Google will pre-vet addiction treatment ads following scams

Google plans to resume accepting advertisements from alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers following a lengthy period of review, Reuters reports. Google originally stripped rehab-related search terms of advertising on its AdWords platform last September, following an investigation from The Verge detailing how misleading ads from disreputable treatment centers were gaming Google’s algorithms to boost incoming patient numbers. Google says ads will now be vetted directly by Portland, Oregon-based LegitScript, which monitors online pharmacies for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to prevent abuse and unauthorized selling of prescription medications. According to Reuters, the new rules apply to in-person rehab facilities,... Continue reading…

Google will pre-vet addiction treatment ads following scams

In September, following a Verge report detailing scams conducted through misleading drug and alcohol treatment advertising on Google, the company began pulling addiction treatment-related ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Engadget

Google will resume accepting ads from addiction treatment centers following rampant abuse

Google plans to resume accepting advertisements from alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers following a lengthy period of review, Reuters reports. Google originally stripped ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from The Verge

Wireless Koss Porta Pros just showed up at the FCC

When headphone jacks were withheld from smartphones by our all-knowing corporate overlords, we were promised a wireless future as compensation. But in addition to battery life hassle, ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from The Verge

Wireless version of the classic Koss Porta Pro headphones could be on the way

FCC reveals a new model of a venerable headphone for a world without 3.5mm jacks.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Arstechnica

Exclusive: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google told Reuters Monday it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centers in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc unit suspended the lucrative ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Reuters

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