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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    http://www.reuters.com/news_article....StoryID=776175

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    The company came under fire last month when users discovered it had secretly included a software device that redirected Web surfers from popular shopping sites such as Amazon.com to sites run by business affiliates of StreamCast and its technology partner Wurld Media.

    StreamCast had only included the technology on a few hundred thousand of the estimated 40 million downloads as a test, Griffin told Reuters.

    "We were trying to test to see if it would work, and I didn't realize the microscope scrutiny we were under," Griffin said.


    Haiko

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    Mr Griffin takes sincerity lessons from Arafat. Just trojan horsed a few hundred thousand users without their permission to crew over their computers and browser. Now I'm sure he has honorable intentions to not sell off the privacy info, strip my affiliate codes and replace with his as he re-directs my traffic. He's so hung up on in promoting P2P I'd think the Feds should look into whether he's into child porn as a hobby.

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    Hmm, a rope and a sturdy branch....

    Metaphorically speaking of course.

    [will add small print, if necessary, to avoid lawyers or stalking charges from Morpheus conspirators]

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    Normally the Olden Day Pirates had a awakening proceedure ...called keel hauling. Bind the feet and hands in 2 sets of ropes and drop the perp over the bow and see if they repent while holding their breath as they're dragged under the ships barnacle encrusted hull. Very effective for those not seeking a change of heart or for pick pockets..

    [ 04-05-2002: Message edited by: EcomCity.com ]

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    "We were trying to test to see if it would work, and I didn't realize the microscope scrutiny we were under,"

    IOW, "we thought we'd get away with it".

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    StreamCast had only included the technology on a few hundred thousand of the estimated 40 million downloads as a test, Griffin told Reuters.


    Oh pulezzz.. We've got three computers in this house. All three downloaded this at various times/days. All three got the spywear which I had to remove. What are the odds of that using the above statement?

    Sigh...liars.

    [ 04-05-2002: Message edited by: parentsworld ]

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    keel hauling... sea discipline...

    hmm, is it too late to change my vote to that? Its probably a little less vigilante and we could all make a day of it.

    The internet community goes to sea... :cool:

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    Keel hauling is too good...what we need is to revisit the execution of the guy who killed the beloved king Henry 4th of France in the 1200's or thereaabouts. (I think it was Henry the 4th, could be Henry the 2nd.)

    The citizenry tied each of the perps limb to a horse and sent the horses off in four diffferent directions - to start with. Then they cut him up piece by piece and then did a few more interesting things - I can't quite remember it all, but ith took them about four hours to kill him.

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    "We were trying to test to see if it would work, and I didn't realize the microscope scrutiny we were under," Griffin said.
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    Oh, my. I think I shall pin that one up on my wall.

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    Elbowcreek,

    I know of at least six others, besides myself, that were litterally putting him into a corner to decide, and correctly [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Haiko,

    Can you do us all a favor? List the name and snail mail address and phone number of all these scumbags, if you have it.

    I will blast them out one by one to my paid email people to send a note about them to the FTC and the FBI about how come they are stealing all our money.

    Maybe if the FTC & FBI started to get 25,000 to 50,000 letters or calls about this crap they might get off thier asses and do something.

    I for one cannot see how this scumware cannot be considered a terrorist act. If AL-Queda redirected affiliate links to pocket the juice the feds would be all over them.

    Is Gator or When-U or Shop Now any different?
    I don't think so - they are ongoing criminal conspiracies because in all 50 states THEFT IS A CRIME.

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    Good idea Fred. I know I got some raised eyebrows when I redirected some of my daily spamms to some senitors -spamcop.net and the FTC. They all of course wondered where it was coming from due to the e-mail return address spoofing. Spamcop knew but asked me to stop the practice. Hell I used to get ALL the e-mail correspondence for the NYC public defenders office on cases. Tried for 2 months to get off this misdirected list til I CC'd the complaints and e-mails to the NYC DA's office. It stopped immediately.

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