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Illegal Ads And Adware Rampant On YouTube
2013-08-14 10:46:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Downloading videos from YouTube is generally frowned upon but, like many things on the Internet, where there’s a Google there’s a way. So, when users search for a YouTube video downloader, they are likely to find a plug-in that can suit their needs. Web security firm spider.io, however, has found that one company is disguising one such plugin to deliver ads to users; ads that YouTube wasn’t paid for hosting. The plug-ins,...

Lookout Mobile Security Firm Tracks Down Questionable Advertising Apps
2013-06-26 13:57:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Mobile Security firm Lookout is apparently living up to its name and is on the lookout for apps that feature questionable advertising tactics. On Wednesday the firm began naming and even shaming the ad networks involved. While the company noted that the majority of mobile ads are “A-OK,” it also warned that adware can get in the way of user privacy and can further capture personal information without proper notification. Even...

2009-04-29 11:54:00

Konnects adds Jay Gallinatti as President and Chief Operational Officer TACOMA, Wash., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Konnects, Inc., the social media solutions and platform provider for the newspaper industry, announced that Jay Gallinatti will join the Konnects executive team as President and Chief Operating Officer. Gallinatti will manage all aspects of the Company's business on a day-to-day basis, and will work to further expand adoption of the Konnects social media platform and its...

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2006-01-25 02:10:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities said on Tuesday they are seeking to enlist Web users in a program to name and shame suppliers of spyware and other malicious software programs. The Stop Badware Coalition will seek to spotlight companies that make millions of dollars by tricking Web users into putting spyware, adware or other deceptive software on their machines, organizers from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and...

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2005-07-12 06:35:00

NEW YORK -- Anti-spyware vendors and consumer groups took a stab at issuing uniform definitions for "spyware" and "adware" on Tuesday in hopes of giving computer users more control over their machines. The definitions seek clarity that could help improve anti-spyware products, educate consumers and fend off lawsuits from developers of software that sneaks onto computers. It's not clear what, if anything, the taxonomy itself might accomplish in ending the deception involved in placing...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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