Google ad blocking laws could lead to new legal challenges, FTC lawyer says
SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday filed a complaint against Google over the company’s advertising policies that could allow it to stop users from viewing ads on sites that don’t comply with its strict standards.
The complaint, filed by the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said that Google’s “Google Adblock Plus” program would allow users to block ads from certain sites.
The FTC said that users have the ability to disable this functionality and still receive ads, and that the blocking of ads is not an opt out mechanism.””
Google also encourages users to disable their computers’ ability to access the Google Ad Network, which in turn limits their ability to block advertisements.
The FTC said that users have the ability to disable this functionality and still receive ads, and that the blocking of ads is not an opt out mechanism.”
This program could lead users to believe that they have the right to disable or block advertisements on certain websites that do not comply with Google’s advertising standards.
It also could make it harder for users to access Google’s online services or make it difficult for users who are unable to access those services to obtain a credit card or other financial transaction information.
“The complaint said Google’s policy allows users to “opt out of the Ad Network,” but it also states that users can “opt in to be added to the Google Network for a specified period of time.
“The FTC is seeking to block the blocking or blocking of ad views, and blocking of access to certain websites.
It is also seeking a court order prohibiting Google from denying the use of the “Google Network” in any manner and for any purpose, including by imposing a “paywall” or limiting access to Google.
Google has not commented on the complaint.”
In such cases, Google may also impose a ‘paywall’ or restrict the user’s ability to view advertising.””
Users may also discover that Google does not provide them with a list of websites and services that comply with AdblockPlus and may discover that the site they are interested in does not comply.
In such cases, Google may also impose a ‘paywall’ or restrict the user’s ability to view advertising.”
In a blog post Thursday, the FTC said it received complaints about the Google advertising policy from a number of people, and said it was “working with Google on a response to the concerns raised.”
The FTC has said it is investigating Google’s policies.