FTC Commish calls for advertisers to stop adware

December 9, 2005 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz is threatening to single-out companies that support adware unless the advertising industry takes steps to regulate itself as it has done with spam. Adware is a term that refers advertising that is integrated into software, but often without consumers consent.

See Ira Teinowitz, FTC Commissioner Wants Adware Pop-ups Stopped: Warns Online Marketers about Continued Use, AdAge.com (Dec. 9, 2005).

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Entry filed under: Adware, All Posts, FTC, Internet.

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