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A light week for blogging

It’s Tech.Ed this week so we’re going to be a little light on the blogging. Interesting stuff going on in the antispyware space. I hope to get to more later this week. Alex Eckelberry

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RTFS (Read the "Fine" Screens)

It gets a little frustrating dealing with certain “software developers”. These “software developers” want to be “quickly and fairly” identified by the Anti-spyware community. Great. No problem. We think, “How about putting a place on our website for them to contact us in a non-contentious way, so that we can give them a fair review […]

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What adware vendors are spending on lobbying

A recent post here on money spent lobbying in DC by adware vendors. You can look up stuff yourself by going here. Alex (Thanks to Ben Edelman.)

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An advance peek at Project Ninja

(TM) A while back, I blogged on a major new project we’ve been working on for a long time at Sunbelt, code-named “Ninja”. Well, the code name stuck and is going to be the actual product name — Sunbelt Messaging Ninja. We’re releasing it in a few weeks. We’re going to be showing the product […]

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Our response to Abetterinternet

They contacted us with a cease and desist letter, asking us to change the naming of their adware programs in their database. So be it. Here is our response. Alex(Still scratching my head)

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Hotbar Truste Certification revoked

Click here . Note that this may only be a temporary measure. Ben Edelman documented some of their practices with Truste here and here. To wit: The TRUSTe ‘Click-to-Verify’ seal was placed throughout the site, and, where it appeared on the privacy statement, had not been properly implemented. TRUSTe requires that the ‘Click-to-Verify’ seal may […]

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New antispyware coalition

A new antispyware coalition has been announced. Before reading anything more, remember that the primary people screaming for standards in defining spyware are the adware vendors. I was immediately suspicious at the spyware conference a few weeks ago when all the spyware vendors were talking about “the need to create standards”, and a journalist I […]

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Annenberg study on how misinformed internet consumers are

An interesting and somewhat depressing report by the Annenberg Public Policy Center . Read it here. The study, entitled “Open to Exploitation: American Shoppers Online and Offline“, has tidbits like this: The study indicates that many adults who use the internet believe incorrectly that laws prevent online and offline stores from selling their personal information. […]

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microsoft to buy claria a trial balloon

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eWeek runs with Netscape 8 story

Paul Roberts of eWeek writes about the AOL Netscape 8 Trust Rating.

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