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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Porn ads in Yahoo

Couple of days ago I saw porn ads at Yahoomail. I wondered what will happen to the porn ads displayed in Yahoo? Here is the screen shoot of it.


When I Google searched, I came across this page on news.com A short excerpt from the news:

Web giant Yahoo said it will pull adult-related entertainment products and banner advertisements from its site in response to concerns raised by its customers.
Over the next few weeks, Yahoo will pull all pornography-related products from the shopping, auction and classified areas of its site. In addition, the company will stop selling ad banner space to sellers of pornography. What surprised me was the date it was published was April 13, 2001. You can read the full news here.

Now it is March 8th 2007 (the day I'm publishing this post), and yahoo still doesn't stop serving porn ads. Many users around the world have raised objection towards this. In country like India it is a crime to view a pornography, this has raised legal issue.

When I further searched I came a page submitted by Patrick Grote at yald notes on: 04/09/2005 . Where the author accidentally discovers a link to free porn yahoo thumbnail in Yahoo image search. The author had reported to yahoo and got no response. The author asks "what was done to resolve the thumbnail issue?" To read the full story click here.

And another issue, where a picture posted on Yahoo dating service has became a porn ad. Click here to read this story.

What do you feel about the pron ads that are displayed across various Yahoo services? Please share your views.

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