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    Looks like Google is getting in the game:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>At Google, we put a lot of thought into improving your online experience. We're alarmed by what we believe is a growing disregard for your rights as computer users. We've seen increasing reports of spyware and other applications that trick you in order to serve you pop-up ads, connect your modem to expensive toll numbers or hijack your browser from the site you're trying to visit. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Read Googles Proposal

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    Great. Now that Google have stepped in, hopefully things will change (for the better)

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    Don't forget to send them feedback on their proposal. They have an email addy posted.

    Yay Google! Go get 'em!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>We're alarmed by what we believe is a growing disregard for your rights as computer users. We've seen increasing reports of spyware and other applications that trick you in order to serve you pop-up ads, connect your modem to expensive toll numbers or hijack your browser from the site you're trying to visit.

    We do not see this trend reversing itself. In fact, it is getting worse. As a provider of services and monetization for users, advertisers and publishers on the Internet, we feel a responsibility to be proactive about these issues. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>We are alarmed by the size of this problem, which we estimate to be causing hundreds of millions of dollars to be changing hands annually. Because of this magnitude and user impact, strong action by the industry is imperative. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Networks, Merchants and Affiliates should not be fooled into complacency thinking "they will not be effected" by future actions taken to thwart what networks have mostly ignored and still fail to acknowlege the size of the problem.

    IMO, The days of networks saying... "By working with them we can better control them" will not be bought off on by the FCC, google or any other major player who will rapidly see that a huge part of the problem points back squarely to them.

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    Figured you would bring your cloud on over.

    This is a good step, maybe they will take action on those that pop advertising over their domain, which causes lost revenue and bad user experience. Good for Google.

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    You go, Google! It's nice to see some of the big players finally getting involved in this. We all know that the way these apps work is basically wrong. I believe it's only a matter of time until the people who can do something to put a stop to it for once and for all see that it's wrong as well.

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    You gotta love this move and wake up call to the affiliate industry monitizing these thieves.

    http://www.google.com/corporate/soft...rinciples.html ..."Many internet users find that over time their computers become loaded with unwanted software - be it adware, spyware or just plain junk. This is because a few applications they installed came bundled with junk, and that junk generated more junk piled higher and deeper. We believe any situation where multiple applications are being installed should be made very clear to users, so that if you were to ask them several months later - "What's this?" - most will know where it came from and why it is there.

    Usually there are complex business relationships among the companies participating in a bundle. This can result in well-intentioned companies benefiting from the distribution or revenue generated by software that does not benefit you. Getting paid to distribute, or paying money to be distributed with undesirable software enables more undesirable software. Responsible software makers and advertisers can work to prevent such distribution by avoiding these types of business relationships, even if they are through intermediaries.

    We are alarmed by the size of this problem, which we estimate to be causing hundreds of millions of dollars to be changing hands annually. Because of this magnitude and user impact, strong action by the industry is imperative.

    We believe that it is in our users' and the industry's interest to work to eliminate this problem. For this reason, we will strive to distribute our software only in bundles where all applications meet the above guidelines, and we think users will benefit if others in our industry do the same....."

    Go Google and I sure wrote them my 2 cents on the subject with some inside contacts to some cybercrime units following the BHO money trail.
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