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The Spy Who Clicked On The Australian Google Ad

The Spy Who Clicked On The Australian Google Ad

Here’s a fun news item from TechDirt:

“The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is testing out its latest recruiting method: buying job ads on Google. Seems a bit odd that a spy agency would use such a method to find potential spies… but, then again, the article doesn’t note what keywords they’re using.”

And from the originating article in in the Australian news:

“The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has paid for a “sponsored link” on web search engine Google to find budding spies.

The spy agency’s link says: “Looking for a challenging career of national importance?”

The web ads are part of a wider campaign which also uses niche advertising targeting people from non-English speaking backgrounds.”

 The Spy Who Clicked On The Australian Google Ad
Wendy Boswell is the Editor for About Web Search and part of the New York Times Company.
 The Spy Who Clicked On The Australian Google Ad
 The Spy Who Clicked On The Australian Google Ad

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