Ask Jeeves Software Marked By Anti-Spyware Vendors

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Sep 12, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Spyware definition ? Why does the USER need a spyware definition ?
    The user convicted adware/spyware already, they do NOT want it on their computer.

    The Anti-Spyware Coalition wants a spyware definition, because they are all businessmen and they want harmless adware on our computers to make personal advertising possible in the future to sell their products and services world-wide : BIG MONEY.

    1. The Anti-Spyware Coalition will convict criminal spyware of course and the rest will be approved and even legalized.

    2. Adware makers will continue to create new and more sophisticated adwares.

    3. Hardware vendors will pre-install the adwares on our computers, when we buy them and if they don't do it, the adware makers will do it later, like they always did in the past in a sneaking way.

    4. Anti-Spyware makers will remove the criminal spywares as before, but not the harmless adwares anymore.

    5. The users, including the security experts will complain as usual, but won't have the power to do anything about it.
    Maybe this generation of users will keep on removing adware, if they have the knowledge, but the next generations will get used to adware and personal advertising on computers, just like they accepted advertising on TV.
    What's the difference between a monitor and TV anyway ? It's the same.

    It won't be easy in the beginning, but in the end money will win and users are born to consume and to pay taxes until they die.
    In the Dark Ages we had Kings and Slaves and now we have Businessmen and Consumers.
    Nothing really changed, we only have a better life.
  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    Mar 16, 2005

    By the way - did anyone's firewall pick up two attempts to connect out as that page was loading?

    'Opera Internet Browser' from your computer wants to connect to [], port 1935

    'Opera Internet Browser blocked; Out TCP; localhost:1227-> []

    I reloaded the page and permitted the first connect-out and the page set another cookie.

    ~~Be ALERT!!! ~~
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    Sunbelt's Blog.... The AskJeeves question. Hopefully, we've answered it.

    Kirk Lawrence Director of Internet Security and Privacy for Ask Jeeves, Inc. responds to Sunbelt's Blog Posting.

    Response to Sunbelt's Blog Posting
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