Security download must clearly disclose adware

Monday, 8 August 2005, 12:07 PM EST

Advertising.com has settled charges made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it failed adequately to disclose the bundling of adware with a free security download. The adware was mentioned, but only in a user licence that was easy to ignore.

The settlement with Advertising.com, which is now part of America Online Inc., does not require the payment of damages, only a promise that future downloads will clearly and prominently disclose any inclusion of adware.

At The Register.

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