CDT Asks FTC To Sue 180solutions

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Watchdog Asks FTC To Sue 180solutions
by Wendy Davis, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 6:00 AM EST

AFTER TWO YEARS OF ATTEMPTS to work with adware company 180solutions, the nonprofit watchdog Center for Democracy and Technology Monday filed a complaint against the company, charging that it engages in “distribution practices that appear to be broadly unethical and in many cases, illegal.”

In a 91-page document filed with the Federal Trade Commission, the Center for Democracy and Technology, or CDT, alleged that 180solutions’ “core business model depends on third-party affiliates committing unfair and deceptive practices on the company’s behalf.”

“Despite CDT’s reports, audits from the company’s own consultants, and public reports from security experts, 180solutions has remained brazenly reckless in its efforts to get its software on users’ computers,” reads the complaint, which asks the FTC to seek monetary damages against 180solutions and an injunction banning the company from the unfair and or deceptive installations of adware.

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