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Privacy Lapse at Google JotSpot

Google’s JotSpot service posts sensitive user data, despite specific promises to the contrary in JotSpot’s privacy policy. JotSpot even allows this information to be indexed by Google’s search crawlers. JotSpot’s postings are, by all indications, accid… → Read More: Privacy Lapse at Google JotSpot

Hydra Media’s Pop-Up Problem — Ten Examples

Affiliate marketer Hydra Network claims to be tough on fraud. But my AutoTester has seen Hydra affiliates receiving traffic from spyware or adware on fully 1,343 occasions. Today I’m posting ten examples — ten different Hydra affiliates using five di… → Read More: Hydra Media’s Pop-Up Problem — Ten Examples

CPA Advertising Fraud: Forced Clicks and Invisible Windows

Not all CPA fraud requires placing (or using) spyware or adware on a user’s PC. In today’s article, I show three examples of affiliates cheating CPA merchants using only a web browser — without any special software on users’ PCs. In particular, I show… → Read More: CPA Advertising Fraud: Forced Clicks and Invisible Windows