Google Blocks 780 Million Ads for Malware, Other Problems

Google released its annual report on the state of its advertising business, as it relates to the company’s ability to block bad ads -- those that carry malware, are deceptive or just disruptive to the user experience, such as ads that cover up the content you’re trying to see. Google said it blocked over 780 million ads for policy violations last year, which is an increase from the 524 million-plus it blocked the year prior.