CDT To Name Marketers Using Adware

  • March 20, 2006
The non-profit Center for Democracy and Technology is expected today to name some of the large brands that use adware to market their goods and services. The move comes as consumer advocates have grown increasingly frustrated by adware that's downloaded onto consumers' computers without their consent. Last month, FTC Commissioner Jonathan Leibowitz said that the FTC was considering exposing companies that use adware. "A little shaming here might go a long way," Leibowitz told attendees at a February conference organized by the Anti-Spyware Coalition and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
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