[linux-elitists] Re: Ad-supported multimedia player deletes spyware monitor

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Apr 24 16:06:42 PDT 2002


begin mwmiller@columbus.rr.com quotation of Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 01:48:41PM -0400:

> > From: Brian McWilliams <brian@pc-radio.com>
> > Subject: Anti-Spyware Program Targeted By Multimedia Player
> > 
> > Making good on a threat in its click-wrap agreement, the installation 
> > program for an ad-supported multimedia program called RadLight will delete 
> > Ad-Aware, a popular anti-spyware program, from the user's computer:
> > http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/176075.html

Any security model that allows a multimedia program to add and
remove a security program is fundamentally...weak.

Meanwhile, on a more sensible planet, Kuro5hin.ord is running text
ads with free fan club forums (!) where all your customers can post
about how k3wl your product or service is.

Check this out, for example:
http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/4/9/13150/93203

And all hail Linux Today's headline+graphic+copy ads -- that's what
David Ogilvy would have insisted on.

Can the ad agencies just get rid of all the "Internet advertising
== bigger and bigger banners until they start working" people,
and start over?  Or are the banner mongers also the guys who get
the good weed, so they really can't afford to lose them?

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