Tag: ComScore

Defining spyware all in a name

I don’t think that defining what is and isn’t spyware is a simple task, but then again, I don’t think it serves users well if anti-spyware software companies decide together either.

If a program tracks internet usage patterns, including but not limited to surf destinations, what gets clicked on, and whether or not products are purchased, it is not welcome on my machine, plain and simple.

Unfortunately, my opinion doesn’t matter all that much.

Spammers continue drug push

I still don’t understand how online pharmacies work. The validation of a subscriber, the prescription by “resident” pharmacists, and the favorites (including the likes of Viagra and Cialis), just don’t pass the smell test. Therefore I am not surprised that pharmaceutical spam is so prevalent. Spam and online pharmacies are explicably intertwined, and doing quite well.