The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Spyware maker Zango. They get the award for the following.
Talk about chutzpah. This company puts spyware on people's computers without their consent, and they're suing. Zango should be sued for millions instead by computer owners, maybe that will happen one day but in the meantime I make Zango today's Knucklehead of the Day.
AN OUTFIT accused of having a long history of making spyware has sued PC Tools, the maker of Spyware Doctor for preventing its product from working.
Zango has sued PC Tools over the way that Spyware Doctor rated Zango's software. PC Tools says that the legal efforts are an attempt by Zango to influence its re-classification process. PC Tools, which ships with Google Pack gives Zango an elevated threat level rating.
According to Infoworld, Zango wants $35 million in damages, because Spyware Doctor removes Zango's software without warning users that it will be deleted.
Infoworld claimed Zango was formerly known as 180solutions. In November it paid $3 million to settle US Federal Trade Commission charges that its software was being installed deceptively on PCs forcing them to endure pop-up ads.
Hat tip- Overlawyered
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