I have noticed that whenever my cousin sends us news or information
about what he is doing in Iraq, there are never any advertisements in
Gmail. Any other email I get will have ads based on the words in the
email, but the side of the screen is conspicuously blank in all of his
emails. That's kind of odd. I remember reading how Gmail is
programmed not to display ads if the email talks about something
sensitive like a funeral, but why would Iraq be on that list?