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Police using Adwords to Catch Terrorists

Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by GADOOD, Aug 1, 2007.

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    I saw this, and thought of you.

    Pete
     
    GADOOD, Aug 1, 2007 IP
  2. melbel

    melbel Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... that is really interesting. I kind of wonder how successful it has been. That's kind of a crazy way to catch someone but I've seen weirder things.
     
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    lkj Peon

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    probably making $$$ for google ;)
     
    lkj, Aug 1, 2007 IP
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    Adam Bauthues Member

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    Google's shareholders must be the happiest lot on the face of the planet. Is there an advertising medium with more reach than Google?

    I wonder what I would find if I typed in another conglomeration of simple atoms. :)
     
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    etali Well-Known Member

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    I looked at that police site and I don't think it will work very well, except to cause busybodies to report innocent people. One of my foreign friends has tons of mobiles, I only found out recently that she's not technically literate enough to be aware phones can be unlocked, and she uses tons of different sims to call people abroad to save money. Ok, so now she knows about skype and is free of that, but how many people have silly, if valid in their own way, reasons for stuff like that.

    I travel tons too, but I don't explain where I'm going to everyone I meet - why should I? 'Business trip' is enough thank you very much...
     
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    abstroose Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, thanks for sharing.

    I was expecting ads more along the lines of 'Get your bombs here!', leading to a webpage monitored by the police...
     
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    Haha! Yeah but that would only catch the dumbest of the terrorists
     
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    DomainMagnate Prominent Member Premium Member

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    migth be a free ad, like the charity stuff on adsense
     
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    SFTech Banned

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    I wonder if they have actually caught anyone.
     
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    jesus thats insane lol
     
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    Mr. Websites Active Member

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    I wonder if they smart-priced publishers for not giving enough conversions to these advertisements. :D
     
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    You know it might be a really effective tactic, though when Governments do stuff like that, they muck it up by not being more subtle. It needs to be done, but not by amateur, Don't they know the meaning of the word subtle? I mean have a police domain?
     
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    GADOOD Peon

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    They should setup fake companies and accept unusually large orders of peroxide, replace it with another inactive substance and then the MI5/6 intelligence service(s) do their business.

    Trouble is of course, that's probably illegal. Entrapment or something?

    Oh well...!

    Pete
     
    GADOOD, Aug 2, 2007 IP