These fake AMD Radeon drivers reveal a deeper Google problem

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Earlier this week, an alert went out on a popular PC subreddit, warning AMD graphics card owners of a malicious website. The way you would stumble onto the site? Clicking on the first search result in Google for “amd driver.” The link of course was not one picked by Google’s normal search engine algorithm. It was instead an advertisement sitting in the very first search result slot—but labeled so discreetly that an otherwise conscientious new Radeon owner could be duped. These text-based advertisements aren’t a new feature to Google, but their extremely discreet label and styling allow even ol…

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