TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: NYS AG Spitzer Again; This Time vrs Spyware/Malware

NYS AG Spitzer Again; This Time vrs Spyware/Malware

Danny Burstein (
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:01:23 -0400

"Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today sued one of the nation's leading
internet marketing companies, alleging that the firm was the source of
'spyware' and 'adware' that has been secretly installed on millions of
home computers.

"The suit against Los Angeles-based Intermix Media, Inc. is the most
sweeping case to date involving programs that redirect web addresses,
add toolbars and deliver pop-up ads ... "The lawsuit arises under
the State's General Business Law, which prohibits false advertising
and deceptive business practices, and New York's common law
prohibitions against trespass ...

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Danny, is it true what I heard that
back in January sometime, someone managed to rip off the ''
name? How long did it take for you guys to recover the name? Did
you have to pay blackmail to the person who stole it, as was implied
I could do if I wished to have back? PAT]

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