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David Baker would be the first to admit he has a weird job. As Google’s director of engineering, one of his duties is to police the ads run on Google’s sites and its third-party network of publishers. That involves shutting down ads, which could seem counterintuitive for a company that banks more than 90 percent of its revenue from advertising.

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