Microsoft, FTC Sue Spyware Distributor

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by siljaline, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. siljaline

    siljaline Guest

    (http://www.betanews.com/article/Microsoft_FTC_Sue_Spyware_Distributor/1163542276)

    Silj

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    siljaline

    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    siljaline, Nov 16, 2006
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    Far Canal Guest

    siljaline wrote

    WTF ......

    "Microsoft, meanwhile, claims Taylor violated the Washington Computer
    Spyware Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act. The company is
    seeking damages from the defendant, but did not specify how much it is
    asking the court to award."

    We have to suffer this shite and Greedy Billy wants to collect the
    damages! The cheeky bastard.
    If he gets away with this, there's no reason why M$ shouldn't be sued
    for fuckups they've created in the past - like updates that produced
    major failures in pcs.
     
    Far Canal, Nov 16, 2006
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    cmsix Guest

    Chances to recover any funds are probably slim to none. Microsoft is
    probably just "piling on" to increase the violators suffering if
    possible. Doubtful if the recovery will even pay for their legal work
    in the matter. Of course, I have been wrong before.

    cmsix
     
    cmsix, Nov 16, 2006
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    mykeymykey01 Guest

    thank you for the update silj,
    this is very encouraging news indeed.
     
    mykeymykey01, Nov 16, 2006
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