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FBI Pop-Up Ads on Lycos - Another reason to avoid their site

Their search engine is already pretty cruddy, but here's another reason to avoid Lycos. The FBI, in a "groundbreaking technological initiative in law enforcement" is going to be placing pop-up banner ads on sites on the Terra Lycos network (which includes those annoying personal pages hosted at angelfire.com and tripod.com, as well as Wired News). These ads are going to be featuring pictures, messages, and reward information for America's Ten Most Wanted fugitives.

At least the guy they plan on featuring in the ads initially isn't as scary looking as some of the other folks on the list. Think about it: Would you go back to a site that threw the image of a scary fugitive in your face? Those guys would give me nightmares, and I'd (personally) avoid a site that did that. Hopefully Lycos has thought this through a bit.

Posted by Jake on 12/16/02 @ 08:24 AM
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