Big Name Advertisers Tap Dance Around Accusations Of Supporting Adware Companies
from the just-'fess-up dept
Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about plenty of big name companies who advertise on various adware networks, generally pissing off people who never wanted the ads on their computers. The Associated Press has pretty much written an identical article about well known companies that buy ads on adware networks. This one, though has some quotes from advertisers who all try to tap dance around the issue by again pretending that they don’t really understand why people hate adware. They all seem to say that they’re careful not to get involved with companies that spy on users. However, again, that’s not the biggest issue for most users. Instead, it’s the fact that the software is installed surreptitiously. That’s the issue that these advertisers don’t address — pretending that people are only concerned about the spying part, rather than slowing down their computer and filling up their screen with ads they don’t want.