Eric Schmidt's Face Shows Up All Over Google+ In Protest Of New Ads

The Incredible Clever New Way People Are Protesting Google

After Google announced on Friday that it will start putting people's names and faces into online ads, some Google+ users decided not to take the news lying down. The few who use still use Google's Facebook clone protested the move by switching their Google+ profile pictures to images of the company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

The effect? Now, when strange personal endorsements show up across Google, it will be Schmidt's face hawking a local bar or "Duck Dynasty," not theirs.

Google's new type of ads -- in which restaurants ratings and long-forgotten YouTube comments can be repurposed with your name and Google+ profile picture -- is similar to Facebook's much-protected "Sponsored Stories." There is a way to opt out of the program, but isn't it more fun to dig up old pictures of Schmidt and go on a commenting spree?

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profile picture eric schmidt

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