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Friday, March 02, 2012

Google Pharmacy Phish

I received an e-mail today announcing the launch of "Google Pharmacy" that promised it will "improve the Google experience for people buying pills and using pharmaceutical interfaces." It included a nifty-looking Google logo that replaced the "oo" with two pills (Viagra and Cialis):


Of course, this is a "phishing" expedition - "a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication" (wikipedia).
  1. I haven't clicked on the link "Visit Google's Accredited Pharmacy" although I was tempted to do it because of my interest in Google's past misdeeds that involve collusion with "rogue" pharmacies (see "Google Settles with DOJ - Admits Aiding Illegal Online Drug Sales") and 

  2. Google's failed attempts to co-opt the pharmaceutical/health sector (see "Google Health is Being Shut Down").
Actually, perhaps Google should actually launch an accredited pharmacy site where people can LEGALLY purchase Rx drugs online! That might help buff up it's tarnished promise to "do no evil."

2 comments:

  1. couldnt agree more :-)

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  2. I read that news around 1 or 2 years ago. Google paid $500 million to settle that drug related issue.

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