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Snopes Pushing Zango Adware

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pushing Zango: in exactly the same way that it continues to "push", oh, let's see, umm, QuickBooks, the Oreck Air Purifier, eBay, a call spoofing service (served up helpfully by Google), and an e-tutorial service for kids who aren't doing well in school. In other words, Snopes.com serves ads, and makes money from those ads. This is sophistry at its best and ignores the key fact: This pop-under ad was pushed consistently (at least in my geographic region) and could have easily been turned off through the Fastclick UI. Furthermore, this was one of several pop-unders — it was not a banner ad or a Google adword ...
Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of uncertain or questionable origin. It is the best-known resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture, receiving 300,000 visits a day. Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met on the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup . 1 The site is organized according to topic and includes a message board where stories and pictures of questionable veracity may be posted. The Mikkelsons also founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society, and were credited as the owners of the site until 2005. Cite error: There are tags on ...
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SNOPES PUSHING ZANGO ADWARE

Roundup: Wright sticks with Spore, Zango folds, Texas gives solar ...
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Ads and Advertisers Targeting Children
Oct 17, 2008 ... If the viewer clicks the "Push" button fast enough, they can beat the ... McAfee and Symantec describe Zango as an adware downloader. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Web Gone Wild RSS, Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networking Software
Bring together different protocols. ∎ Trillian. ∎ Zango ... Watching Me: Protect Yourself from Spyware,. Adware and other Malware ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
N O R T H W E S T E R N JOURNAL O F TECHNOLOGY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Nov 14, 2009 ... 22 For example, Zango agreed to settle its action with the FTC for $3 million. ... As will be discussed, the FTC is pushing advertisers to include a consumer .... in simultaneous installation of adware which monitored ...
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