Google Ad Policy Changes Prompt Sen. To Seek FTC Probe

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Following Google Inc.'s announcement that it will allow some users' profiles to be featured in some advertisements, Sen. Ed Markey on Saturday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate, saying he is concerned the users may unwittingly end up endorsing the products.

On Friday, Google told users that on Nov. 11 it will begin linking their names and photos to advertisements for products and services that they have independently endorsed on a Google platform, despite the widespread backlash that Facebook Inc. has recently faced over a...
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