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    A relatively new adware company, midADdle, formally announced its presence on Monday. midADdle hypes itself as a two-tiered network--a contextual marketer that is integrated with a network of Web publishers, which includes content sites like newgrounds.com, albinoblacksheep.com, and screensavers.com, according to the company.

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    But Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, said the Center has been receiving user complaints about midADdle's deceptive procedures for some time. Schwartz said the Center is still investigating said claims, and has yet to reach any conclusions--but acknowledged the "affiliate problem," when "partners of companies like midADdle give users incomplete or no information about what they are getting into, and what's being installed on their computers."




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    "newgrounds.com, albinoblacksheep.com,"

    saw those on zango's list too.

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    Haiko, where/when's that quote from?

    Midaddle have been around for ages.

    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/WildMedia.html

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    Hmm. Strange they should wait so long before going for this publicity.

    "partners of companies like midADdle give users incomplete or no information about what they are getting into, and what's being installed on their computers."

    'partners' my arse. WildMedia's deliberately-designed installation process, spawned from their own web servers, gives no information about what they are getting into (only "unlimited free IE games, click Yes"), and uses an aggressive downloader that repeatedly complains ("You must click Yes to view this site" - which is a lie) if you turn it down.

    What WildMedia's 'partners' are doing that's even worse than that is installing the software through IE security holes (along with software from other companies who encourage ot turn a blind eye to this practice, such as ISTbar, TopConverting and MediaTickets).

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