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The Sears "Community" Installation of ComScore

I critique a Sears installation of ComScore software without meaningful notice or consent. I present the entire installation sequence in screenshots and video, then explain why the limited notice falls far short of applicable FTC standards. I also sho… → Read More: The Sears "Community" Installation of ComScore

A Closer Look at Coupons.com

I examine software from Coupons.com. Key findings: Coupons.com disguises some of its key files to make them look like they’re part of Windows. These files stay on disk even if a user requests removal of Coupons.com. Coupons.com prints a user ID on e… → Read More: A Closer Look at Coupons.com

Zango’s Compliance Problems

Despite Zango’s 2006 settlement with the FTC, Zango continues behaviors exactly contrary to what the settlement specifies — including installations lacking out-of-EULA disclosure of Zango’s material terms, and including unlabeled ads that don’t tell u… → Read More: Zango’s Compliance Problems

ComScore Doesn’t Always Get Consent

I describe multiple recent ComScore RelevantKnowledge installations that occur without user consent. I provide video proof of one such installation. I compare these installations with applicable law and with TRUSTe Trusted Download rules. → Read More: ComScore Doesn’t Always Get Consent