FTC shuts down massive “PC cleaner” scam

Every year, tens of thousands of consumers spend millions of dollars on services that purport to “clean” their computers, and protect them from spyware and malware. In reality, many of these services are elaborate scams involving fake tech support and sleazy tele-marketers.

Google stands by decision to end tablet-based ad campaigns

Google is making big changes to AdWords which is its main money machine and a major engine of online advertising. The company is framing the changes as a benefit — but they may shortchange advertisers and publishers.