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FTC Issues Final Consent Order Against DirectRevenue: An AFP Critiq

On June 28, 2007 the FTC issued their final consent order with regards to DirectRevenue. Since it is a twelve page government document, I realize many will probably not read through it. Since there are some important points in the decree, I’ll highlight them here. The Consent Order applies to…

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Spyware Targets Blackberry

ZDNet is reporting “legal” spyware which targets Blackberry. The software is FlexiSPY and is marketed as software to catch cheating spouses, etc. According to ZDNet the software: Once physically installed on a mobile device, a remote user is given complete monitoring and access control. This includes bugging voice calls, logging…

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Vomba (MediaTraffic) Delisted From TRUSTe White List

MediaTraffic’s contextual adware application, Vomba, has been delisted from TRUSTe’s White List of downloadable software. According to the announcement made on TRUSTe’s blog, the delisting was at the request of MediaTraffic. It seems that MediaTraffic decided it was not cost effective to maintain their certification, especially now that their affiliate…

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