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How Did Adobe Get Around the Google No Popups Rule?
Did Adobe Violate AdSense Terms of Service?

 2:21 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)


After looking at the code for about a half hour, I still donít know what everything is, and exactly how itís getting past Google, I also donít know how adís are created, because Iíve never bothered to look at it. So Iím not sure, if this is something anyone could execute, or if Google is allowing it. So itís possible that there is a vulnerability in Adsense.

...the screenshot below the code, that Adobe was activating pop-ups through Google Adsense; of course this shouldnít happen, since Google doesnít allow such actions, in their ads. I went to check in out for myself, and got nil. I immediately assumed that it was limited to Mac, and went in search of the User-Agent check, and found it after about 5 minutes.



 8:39 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Curious Brett. Possibly Adobe is big enough to do what they want where lesser mortals like ourselves would be swatted.

Who really knows except Adobe? IMHO pop ups are generally counter productive, they tend to alienate visitors rather than convey a message. There are of course exceptions.


 3:26 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

By being Adobe :)


 4:39 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Popups that occur in browsers these days which kill same is of interest.

JAB Creations

 6:43 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Have you ever actually looked at Google's code? It's absolutely atrocious!

- John


 8:58 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)


Adobe: "hey Google heres £20,000,000 can I have popups?"

Google: "hmmm seeming you gave me such a huge sum of money and your well reputed, why not."

Reputation + Money = Power, simple as that.


 10:01 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Adobe used javascript which did all the preemptive work in analyzing what your browser and OS, were, as well as if you had Flash 8, or higher, installed.

My response to intentionally messing with Google and Opera code... Goodbye Adobe.

As for the "getting around safeguards", my response would be to quit building back doors!


 4:53 am on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I know someone who operates a culinary site (no, not me :) ) who has run pop unders from Casale Media for years, and Google hasn't stopped her!

Arturo Bandini

 6:28 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

^Was that a joke?


 6:49 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Don't worry Brett, Lord Jobs is putting an end to Adobe and their crazy antics!

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