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    O MY - good or bad?
    http://www.threadwatch.org/node/1599

    An executive at Claria has been appointed to join a new federal privacy board.

    Thoughts and/or concerns?

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    Wonder how much "influence" money was paid out to get that plant into this consumer protection committee. Is this where the rubbers hit the road when the Adwhores and the Attornies duck (Duke) it out for the title of the most hated sleezebags in the world??
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    Personally I feel all fuzzy, warm and safe with someone from Claria being attached to Homeland Security.

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    We can hope that Homeland Security has some wetwork types willing to rip toes nails out of some whimpy BHO insiders to devulge commission payout cuts to Terrorist organizations. Maybe this guy can be turned to tell all about cyber security issues and money flows from the famous drive-by and hidden bundled infestations of hundreds of millions of systems. Tale tell sign is if they give him an office with his door name hand written on masking tape.
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    Great VB Feature
    Instructions for adding to Buddy / Ignore Lists

    Go to "User CP" top left - left of Register [in yellow]
    Scroll to Buddy / Ignore Lists second from the bottom.

    It is such a great feature of VB

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    And how much has the US economy lost by people's PC f'd up by their software?

    Let's reward them.

    I hate this industry.

    Remember, they are now going to track users with their software to then send them ads on other networks.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/21/te...NWUcF4f7pjWuDw

    It is time to be outraged. Call your rep. Write your rep.

    This company has cost the US economy millions of dollars and now they are being rewarded as they help redefine adware from spyware.

    Chet

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    We can hope that Homeland Security has some wetwork types willing to rip toes nails out of some whimpy BHO insiders to devulge commission payout cuts to Terrorist organizations.
    Actually I thought it'd be better if somehow a "leak" got to Al Qaeda that Claria was a really big, VERY important part of the Homeland Security Division and that the US would be oh-so-humbled if somebody blew Claria up


    Or maybe Homeland Security figures that if anyone knows how to get some spyware onto terrorist computers and wipe out their privacy, it's Claria...
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    Interestingly, the person they appointed is not known for having his facts right as to Claria's actual operations. See my close reading of an interview he gave last year pointing out a number of inaccuracies, some of them quite serious.

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    Privacy Advocates Criticize Homeland Security Privacy Committee
    One member works for a high-tech company that distributed software that many computer users complained contained adware.

    Another works for a conglomerate whose subsidiary turned over personal records of airline passengers to a government contractor.

    A third works for a defense contractor from which thieves stole personal information on thousands of employees, making them vulnerable to identity theft.

    http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBM40RCM5E.html

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