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    BBC Article about EULA's features Kazaa, Ben Edelmen and more
    BBC Article by Mark Ward about EULA's features Kazaa, Ben Edelman. A mainstream look at EULA's and spyware.

    Check it out here:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4347325.stm

    Fred

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    Some other news articles well worth the read on the Adware/Spyware perps trying to cover their ass-ets.

    http://windowssecrets.com/050224/

    and some great followup in-depth articles and links at http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000498.html

    ...."In a commentary on ABC News Web site, reporter Michael S. Malone reported that iSearch is actually owned by iDownload.com, based at 701 Brazos, Suite 500, Austin, Texas 78701. Thats also where the law firm that sent the nastygrams is based. Meanwhile, the iSearch license agreement (the one that most victims never read) says that it is a contract between you ("you" or "your") and iDownload.com DBA iSearch Internet, a Nevada corporation with a mailing address of 264 Village Blvd, Suite 201, Incline Village NV 89451. A post on the Wilders Security Forum closes the loop by uncovering a Business Reliability Report from the Better Business Bureau of Reno, Nevada, which discloses that iDownload.com has been the subject of seven complaints in the past 12 months and lists an additional address of 1180 Avenue of the Americas 14th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (As an aside, this proves what a joke the BBB endorsement is. iDownload knows that its difficult and highly unlikely for the average victim of its software to track down its location in Nevada, and that even those who do will probably not file a complaint. By settling those seven complaints, it gets the BBBs seal even though security experts know that there are tens or hundreds of thousands of unhappy customers of their wares.)

    Maybe instead of playing Where in the world is iDownload? we need to play Follow the money. Go to iDownload's home page and click the Affiliates link. Youll wind up at a page that contains this bold promise.
    ... http://affiliate.idownload.com/ or the lovely scumbags running these other iDownload properries and partnerships. http://affiliate.idownload.com/exter...age=sites&ref=

    Special note for those liberal ABB socialists who might find iDownload might be whacking your infestation fee rate based upon the religious, racial and politics of your country of origin..."If you are a software publisher providing free software to consumers, you can earn money with every install by also installing the iSearch Search Application Bundle. The search application provides a suite of search tools which enable your users to conveniently view iSearch search results directly on their desktop as well as other convenient locations. Our light weight installer is only 35kb in size so it wont bloat your installation package. Rates vary by country, please check the terms and conditions for current rates. Higher rates are available to high volume publishers." http://www.isearch.com/affiliate.php and tell them Bin Laden sent you...wink wink!

    My cybercime unit buddies dropped me this public link to see where the Adwhores are headed.... http://www.computerworld.com/securit...,99843,00.html
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    Appreciate the links Mike. Recently, I have become increasingly neurotic about my system, and the computers I have here. I have begun monitoring my own network traffic (beyond firewalls), with win2K and XP, you end up with very complicated and powerful OS's that have vulnerabilities that never end.

    Fred

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