Web advertisers settle N.Y. spyware lawsuit

Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 11:11 AM EST

Three of the most aggressive buyers of online advertising space today agreed to pay fines and reform their advertising practices as part of a landmark anti-spyware settlement.

Mobile phone giant Cingular Wireless LLC, and travel sites Priceline.com and Travelocity.com agreed to settle their part in an ongoing investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office, which last year sued adware/spyware purveyor DirectRevenue for deceptively and fraudulently installing its pop-up ad serving and Web tracking software on millions of PCs without approval or consent of consumers.

At Security Fix.

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