Busted: Zango Advising Affiliate On MySpace

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    Another chapter, this the latest in a series of amazing articles chronicling just how Zango pushes their software on MySpace.

    But this time we have a confirmed, (by Zango)legit email to one of thier affiliates on how to proceed and suggestions on how much to pay and how to link to other Zango sites. Things like moving gifs because according to the email, 'people love that sh*t". And also mentioning adding in a karate guy doing flips, because it turns out that it's 'wayyyy more profitable'

    Here is a snippet from the email:
    So for all the posturing Zango has been doing you can only imagine how much this is going to twist the Zango PR guys shorts. And I bet he thought he was going to have the weekend off too.

    Guess again scum, because if there is one thing we all know is that Paperghost never takes time off. And is always honing his killer moves against adware bad guys.

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    Warner Bros. To Cut Link With Adware Firm Zango

    'Inappropriate Material' Could Reach Children
    By Brian Krebs
    Special to The Washington Post
    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Warner Bros. Studios, home to Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo and Harry Potter, said yesterday that it plans to terminate a business relationship with Zango Inc., an adware company that has been offering free games on the Warner Bros. Web site in exchange for permission to install a computer program that could push advertisements and pornography.

    Zango is offering free downloads of games on a Warner Bros. Web page called "Fun Stuff" that appears to be for children. But when users click on the game, they're directed to a page that asks for permission to install on the computer a program called Zango Search Assistant. Hidden in the terms of agreement is the disclosure that users may receive adult-oriented ads through it.

    A Warner Bros. spokesperson could not say yesterday how soon the Zango link would be removed from the Warner Brothers site, adding that the companies were in a contractual agreement and that lawyers would have to be involved.

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    Lack of action is not the same thing as policing

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    Warner Bros., Zango & Kiddie Porn: The Real Facts

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    Zango Affiliate Ignores T.O.S From MySpace AND Zango

    In this interview the man behind all these Zango-MySpace profiles tells all about the big money he is making. $60,000.00 per month. You read that right, $60,000.

    He openly states that most of his visitors are between the ages of 13 and 18. Which would preclude any of them from consenting to install the Zango software. And these kids are visiting a number of his sites. A total of eight currently, generating somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 hits per day

    It's of no wonder the guy is getting rich eh? Cause we all know how many kids read EULAs. I won't even get into actually understanding them

    You can read more about this enterprising young man at PG's Vital Security
     
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    Well it would seem the gentleman (loosely used) who PG has recently outed as doing business while ignoring not one but two TOS agreements has decided to post directly to PGs blog.

    Surely a mistake as he wasn't aware that unlike himself and the ass clowns at Zango, PG has quite a useful noggin....with quite a good working brain inside of it too.

    So sad, it's almost unfair, kind of like pitting Bruce Lee against Hop Sing, from Bonanza.

    Unfair maybe, but it also makes for one hell of a show!!

    Read about it over at Vital Security

    And be sure to check out the comments for a killer video.
     
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    Well, yet again (boy is this gettin' old or what?) it appears that Zango says one thing about MySpace but the truth is infact quite the opposiste

    Somewhere in the world whoever it was that coined the phrase 'talking out both sides of your mouth' is smiling. It's too bad the same person who coined the phrase 'walk the walk, talk the talk' never met anyone at Zango.

    PG on the job as usual, check out the above link.
     
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