Despite being fined by the State of New York, Cingular and Travelocity might still be supporting adware, according to “Massachusetts lawyer and spyware researcher Ben Edelman.” From PC World:
Edelman says Cingular Wireless and Travelocity are indirectly supporting the adware and spyware industry with ad dollars despite efforts by both companies to cut ties with that form of advertising.
Edelman claims that ads for both companies are being displayed by adware companies whose software programs are installed on users PCs without consent. He says adware is inserting ads for Cingular and Travelocity on Web sites that include Google and dating site True.com–without either of the site’s consent or knowledge.
Cingular and Travelocity started running with the bad crowd and now it seems it can be as difficult for them to get their ads off spyware as it is for consumers to get spyware off their computers.
Still, it’s Cingular and Travelocity’s responsibility to clean this up.—MEGHANN MARCO
Unstoppable Adware [PCWorld]