This dynamic duo, pairing together for what I think is the first time are fully loaded and ready to show how Zango is not quite living up to their claims of changing their ways as they have been saying since the FTC ruling and fine.
But to anyone who has followed Zango and heard\read their statements and wondered just what kind of hallucinogens they put in the coffee, this is so not news. Time and time again the bone heads at Zango have been caught with their proverbial hands in the cookie jar and time and time again they justify the actions uncovered by the 'zealots with absurdities that any clear thinking human being could see thru. Lets hope the FTC gets a good read and takes notes.
Did anyone really think a paltry $3Million was going to deter them? Come on people!!
Bad Practices Continue at Zango, Notwithstanding Proposed FTC Settlement and Zango's Claims
Earlier this month, the FTC announced the proposed settlement of its investigation into Zango, makers of advertising software widely installed onto users' computers without their consent or without their informed consent (among other bad practices).
We commend the proposed settlement's core terms. But despite these strong provisions, bad practices continue at Zango -- practices that, in our judgment, put Zango in violation of the key terms and requirements of the FTC settlement. We begin by explaining the proposed settlement's requirements. We then present eight types of violations of the proposed settlement, with specific examples of each. We conclude with recommendations and additional analysis.
Except where otherwise indicated, this document describes only downloads we tested during November 2006 -- current, recent installations and behaviors.