The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cingular, Priceline, Travelocity fined for use of adware

New Attorney General of NY keeps the fire burning


The state of New York continues the fight against internet abuse under their new Attorney General Andrew Cuomo who seems to be carrying on the tradition of Elliot Spitzer.

In today's news, the office of the Attorney General announces that Priceline, Travelocity, and Cingular Wireless have been held responsible for the malware they've had installed on user's systems. Previously, they got away with pretending they didn't know how their advertisements were being delivered.

The fines are a slap on the wrist, but the guilty parties have also agreed not to do it any more. We'll see if they're true to their word.

More on this story at Press Esc.

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