There’s an interesting story on CNET about 180solutions and the FTC. After efforts for online marketing to self police, it looks like the Feds are going to have to take care of things…
The Center for Democracy and Technology, a Washington-based public advocacy group, filed a pair of complaints with the Federal Trade Commission on Monday. The complaints charge 180solutions and free Web hosting provider CJB.net with engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.
180Solutions deliberately and repeatedly duped Internet users into downloading intrusive advertising software, according to a Center for Democracy and Technology complaint (download PDF). The company continued these practices even after it pledged to better itself and after receiving warnings from spyware experts and privacy advocates, the group said.
“180solutions has continually made assertions that they have improved or cleaned up their services. CDT has found those assertions to be untrue at best,” Ari Schwartz, deputy director at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said in a press conference call on Monday.
Continued at CNET News.com