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Non-targeted advertising

The advertising banner that appears at the bottom of the MSN Messenger window doesn’t usually attract my attention, but on this occasion I had to giggle when I saw this:
Screenshot of a banner ad for a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop, costing £906
My computer is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop, and it cost £650. So MSN is trying to sell me something I already have for £250 more!
On the plus side, it probably means that the Messenger client isn’t sending details about my computer to MSN. If it did, then it might have chosen a more suitable advert.

One Comment

  1. Maybe, and this is just a maybe they are doing that to lull you into a full sense of security!