June 15, 2005 9:25 AM PDT

Company settles spyware suit for $7.5 million

New York suit had charged that Intermix's practice of bundling spyware with other software violated laws on false advertising.

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I did not read where...
they agreed to "remove" the spyware. I see they agreed to pay a fine $7.5mil (are affected consumers going to be compensated); or is the state keeping the money for themselves; and they hired a "privacy officer" to do what...find ways to intrude without being wrong.

So, I guess the end result is "how is the consumer protected?
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This is a sham... The consumers aren't protected. Instead of just making the company pay a fine and enrich the bank accounts to the state, they should make the company find every single computer they've infected with their crap and send a technician out to repair the damage they've created.

You want to see spyware/pop-ups/spam stop.... all the federal government needs to do is make it legal to Kill people who develop/deploy that crap. Then it'd stop. There would be roving bands of computer nerds figuring out where these people lived and then dealing out justice... Microsoft might even put bounties on their heads hahha.

I know, it isn't going to happen. But one can dream!
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