Lking Posted March 6, 2007 Share Posted March 6, 2007 Stopping Spyware at the Source The Washington Post, March 6, 2007 "During the past few months, the Federal Trade Commission has filed deceptive- advertising cases against two distributors of what is called adware or spyware." <snip> "The FTC move, which follows action against three large advertisers taken by New York state in January, reflects efforts by authorities to clean up the growing market for Internet marketing." "Companies spent an estimated $16.1 billion advertising on the Web last year, up 32 percent from the year before, according to the Direct Marketing Association, a trade group. And consumers and computer companies spent $2.6 billion trying to block or remove spyware, Consumer Reports magazine said." <snip> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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