Like many others, I read about this unpleasant scam whereby someone has paid for the Google Adword “Firefox” to the extent that Firefox searches show their link (which pretends to be Mozilla’s site) in the results:
I couldn’t say that this is Google’s fault, it seems more that one of their customers is acting dishonestly – what responsibility they have for that I do not know. However, this is exactly the kind of thing that leads me to object to the Omnibox in the Chrome browser. I think it’s fine that the location bar allows you to use shortcuts to search, but combining the location bar and the search box seems to me to be an unwelcome development. The search provider is disintermediating the location, presenting an opportunity to hijack the user to the highest bidder.
And as this example so vividly demonstrates, it is locations that we can trust, not search terms.