While most of the journalists in the world are busy spreading what little news we have about the royal baby, tech sites are squarely focused on a new, insidious threat from Google.
It all began a few days ago when web information retrieval specialist Antonio Gulli posted this simple message on Twitter.
Ads in GMAIL – sent as normal emails. Anyone else saw this? pic.twitter.com/oAgaT1mcAJ
— antonio.gulli (@gulliantonio) July 18, 2013
The attached imaged shows what looks like a normal email in Antonio’s Gmail box but a closer look reveals the truth. It’s actually an advertisement (as denoted by the small ad symbol under the sender’s name) that was slipped into his Promotion Tab stream.