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Web analytics firm Compete has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it was slurping users' personal data without permission and wasn't adequately protecting that information. The company tracks the browsing habits of people who download its software and then sells that data to clients so they can improve …


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  1. Kevin Fairhurst


    shouldn't they be giving directions as to how to *un*install the software?

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    'Settled with the FTC'

    What, no court case? Nicking credit card numbers must be only a minor naughtiness, then.

    1. Fatman Silver badge

      Re: What, no court case?

      The FTC has this track record of not going to court, and this is under a Democratic administration.

      Which, is about the best one could expect.

      Under a RomneyRmoney, administration, I would expect the FTC to have its teeth ground off.

      You know, less regulation of business and all of that other bullshit the 'R family values' reflect.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    "false and deceptive"

    That's pretty much the definition of marketing, isn't it?

  4. Nameless Faceless Computer User

    false and deceptive? Why aren't people GOING TO JAIL?!

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