Spitzer Sues Intermix Over 'Spyware'

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    Published: April 28, 2005, 9:56 AM PDT
    By Matt Hines
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com

    New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit against Web marketer Intermix Media on Thursday, charging it with being a source of adware and spyware programs that hinder online commerce and security.

    Spitzer's office, describing the suit as the "most sweeping case to date involving programs that redirect Web addresses, add toolbars and deliver pop-up ads," said it arose from a six-month investigation of Intermix. The probe found that Intermix was installing advertising software on home computers without informing the owners that it was doing so, Spitzer's office said.

    In a statement, Spitzer framed the case as an effort to protect consumer privacy online and to aid businesses operating over the web.

    "Spyware and adware are more than an annoyance," he said. "These fraudulent programs foul machines, undermine productivity, and in many cases frustrate consumers' efforts to remove them from their computers. These issues can serve to be a hindrance to the growth of e-commerce."

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    Suzi has some more info here, including links to PDF files and snippets from the suit.

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    And Wayne Porter also lends his support to Mr. Spitzer on his ReeNews site as well.

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