Zango Affiliate Admits To Targeting Kids; What Will Zango Do?

from the questions,-questions dept

We've been covering security researcher Chris Boyd's continuing saga of highlighting Zango's questionable and dishonest behavior in dealing with affiliates pushing adware-infested videos on MySpace. While the company continues to insist it's stopping "rogue" affiliates, evidence suggests they let them live on. Boyd now has a new post up, detailing how one of the Zango affiliates who has actively targeted MySpace admits that he targets teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18, which is younger than Zango claims they allow. So, Boyd is asking, if Zango is so serious about stopping these rogue affiliates, will they turn off this one who so clearly admits to breaking their rules?

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    Mark Kitchen, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 5:02pm

    Fine them!

    Fine them for each affected end user.

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    Techguy83, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 5:28pm

    of course not

    Oh, yes, they will indeed 'appear' to, but in the end it will still be going, just in a sneakier way.

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    techdirtaddict, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 7:42pm

    i wish users were savvy enough to block al these useless crap

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 7:46pm

    Some user are savvy enough to block this crap. The sad reality is that there will always be users who are not savvy enough. That's why we will always need a regulating body to protect the people natural selection should have eliminated.

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    thecaptain, Aug 1st, 2006 @ 6:00am

    Its a big shell game

    So what? They'll "come down hard" on this "affiliate" which will then declare bankruptcy or dissolve itself and otherwise disappear.

    The people running it will be back with a whole new sanitized "affiliate" and go back to doing exactly the same thing before the smoke clears.

    This whole corporate veil thing is starting to piss me off. I say get rid of that legal conceit that a corporation is a legal entity on its own...sue the directors, CEOs, VP, and they can FINALLY get some consequences of their dealings instead of just finding another corporate fascade to duck under while they try and rape people.

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    zango affiliate, Feb 6th, 2007 @ 2:07pm

    Re: Its a big shell game

    Well if you guys go on you will see that their his now new warning and permission disclaimers before anything his installed on peoples systems, so !if people are willing to see the pop-ups i don't see anything wrong with it.

    zango will really do good because of their new clean ways.

    im making serious money with these guys and i do it CLEAN, so please dont put everyone in the same basket and also we are alot of webmasters that do a clean job promoting zango, and even more so with that fcc settlement.


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  7. identicon
    CPALead, Jan 9th, 2010 @ 9:45pm

    CPALead is So Much better

    For anyone considering zango, please stop what you are doing and check out

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