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04 June 2010 | 5,303 views

FTC Cracks Down On Spyware Seller CyberSpy Software

Well this case has taken a while but the FTC won in the end and reached a settlement two years after halting the company from selling it’s “100 per cent undetectable” commercial keylogging application. It’s interesting to see court cases that venture into the grey area of ethics, I think the main problem stemmed from [...]

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23 February 2006 | 6,582 views

Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware

Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software. Such a move might help in the battle against adware, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz said Thursday at an event here hosted by the Anti-Spyware Coalition. Adware is software that displays pop-up [...]

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