Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Attention Audio Galaxy users:

You might want to read this.

What would you think if I told you someone was monitoring every page you visit, every form you fill out, and every web email you send? This article covers a company that's doing just that, and how they're attempting to hide what they're doing.

I'm going to admit this right off the bat: I am not a super smarty. Unlike Steve Gibson, I can't trace hackers back to their IRC lairs to debate them. I stumbled across what I'm covering here simply by being annoyed. Luckily, it happened to fall within my tiny sphere of knowledge. Please don't skip the whole article because you think the first few paragraphs don't relate to you. This is about more than one piece of software behaving poorly; it's about an industry paying lipservice to privacy, and then doing whatever the Hell they please. In other words, this could be the future of software.

Have you had an ad pop-up while you've been browsing lately? Has it happened on a site that doesn't normally have popups? But you run adaware, right? Think you've blocked all spyware and embedded ad-serving software? Wrong. (Update the latest version of Adaware 5.62 and the new reference file will catch it, you must make sure to be using the latest reference file.) Welcome to the shady world of You're going to wish popup ads were the worst things you had to worry about.

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