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    Warner Bros. To Cut Link With Adware Firm Zango
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...072701620.html

    "However, after the link it was noted on blogs yesterday, consumer groups that work to protect children from the dangers of the Web began to speak out. The issue also revived the debate over mainstream corporations that support, through business relationships, the seedier side of the Web."

    "Zango spokesman Steve Stratz said the promotion of its software on a kid-oriented site was a case of "ad inventory mix-up."

    I've always said I'm waiting for the day 60 Minutes or a 20/20 type program does a story on this kind of thing. Big brands spend millions building up their brand and associating with adware can only damage it.

    Goes along with yesterday's post about this getting a Digg:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...272#post591272
    Last edited by Trust; July 28th, 2006 at 09:16 PM.

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    Warner Bros. helping to spread pornography to kids. Isn't that special!


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    It really does show the power of a mass of people. The original article is almost 3 months old, it wasn't until it was picked up by digg that the pressure really mounted.

    This also shows why places like ABW are so important. All the initial information for the article was found here and then additional research was done. So whenever you find junk like that, make sure to post about it. It really does help.

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    "Zango spokesman Steve Stratz said the promotion of its software on a kid-oriented site was a case of "ad inventory mix-up."

    Is there anybody left that believes their lies?

    "We have seen many adware players like Zango purposefully aiming their products at children, and I do think that raises concerns," said Schwartz, whose organization recently asked the Federal Trade Commission to prosecute Zango for violating consumer protection laws. The Center for Democracy & Technology "hears all the time from adults who say they got this kind of software on their computer because their children installed it."

    We need to give the CDT more firepower. I have submitted things to them on several occasions and they always reply and when they have questions about my evidence, they follow up with me as well.

    The CDT is being heard - I think sending them dirt may be one of our best avenues to fight back against the porn-peddling, aiming-at-kids, lies-lies-lies, cookie-stuffing, computer-infecting, thieving a-holes.

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    Donuts, also make sure to send the complaints directly to the FTC and your congressmen/senator. We need to keep the pressure on.

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    Send them to ABC, NBC, CBS. See what a Digg can do. Now imagine what National TV coverage would do. A lot of major brands would do a 180 overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    A lot of major brands would do a 180 overnight.
    Was that pun intended ("180" solutions aka Zango)?
    You made me laugh!

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    As I was typing it, I noticed it But this kind of thing needs some national coverage. These companies don't want to be associated with this kind of crap. And I'm not even sure the higher ups even have a clue what's going on.

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