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Fake User Interface ads maker being taken to court

Oh, if only this works...

     
1:23 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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2:34 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"hijacked to defendants' commercial website"

Oh come on now. There is a whole lot worse on the internet that this stuff! Ever hear of the back button? Or closing your browser? Hijacked?

2:37 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I agree- there is much, much, much worse out there. But the battle has to start somewhere.
7:19 am on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>But the battle has to start somewhere.<<

I hope they lock him up and throw away the back button. ;)

7:33 am on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I made a banner ad a while ago using the Mac OS interface window having a message telling the user to click ok. hehehe im guilty :<
2:51 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A class action suit has been filed in Spokane County Washington against Bonzi Software, the maker of the fake error message banner ads you have all seen thousands of times.

[theregister.co.uk...]

About time too, if you ask me!

2:53 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Good thing too. Even if we can cut down lies on the internet by 1% it will be a massive gain.
3:42 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do those things work? Those "Internet connection boost" software, I mean..

If they don't work, why are there so many of them in the market?

4:10 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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why are there so many of them in the market?

Maybe because the ads work! :) I'm sure WebmasterWorld members don't fall for these obvious ploys, but its easy to imagine unsophisticated users clicking them...

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What's next, FSR's (Fake Search Results?).

(which search engines that would be, is left as an excersize for the reader)

6:19 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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easy to imagine unsophisticated users clicking them...

but the upside is, this makes them more sophisticated.

7:32 am on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There are already FSRs lol

On some search engines they have.

Your query turned up 0 results for X keywords, renaming your keywords to free <SNIP> turned up 600,000,000 results.

LOL

something like that anyway

[edited by: Macguru at 7:39 am (utc) on Jan. 7, 2003]
[edit reason] Lets keep it rated "G" please. [/edit]