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More Spyware, Typosquatting Allegations Against Yahoo

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo! Inc., accusing the company of bilking advertisers by displaying their online ads via spyware and adware products and on so-called "typosquatter" Web sites that capitalize on misspellings of popular trademarks or company names.

The allegations in this lawsuit, filed on behalf of online dating service Metrodate.com, are virtually identical to the accusations leveled earlier this week in a class action filed in New Jersey against Yahoo.This latest lawsuit also accuses Yahoo of using its relationship with adware and typosquatting sites to manipulate revenue around earnings time.

The complaint, a copy of which is downloadable here, was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the same court where Yahoo is already battling "click fraud" charges that it routinely overcharged advertisers and failed to stop certain abuses on its ad network.

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2006; 12:53 PM ET
Categories:  Fraud  
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A simple way to end this type of fraud is for search engines to charge for displaying the advertisement and not for each click. This would be similar to TV, billboard, magazine, and radio advertisement. In these traditional cases, the publisher does not know how many people acted on the advertisement. IMHO, the Internet should be no different.

Posted by: David L, 08048 | May 8, 2006 10:10 AM | Report abuse

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Rugby laws mentioned on this site. It's a gripping sport which targets the grip strength and the active mindedness of a player. American football and rugby league are also primarily collision sports, but their tackles tend to terminate much more quickly. For professional rugby, players are often chosen on the basis of their size and apparent strength and they develop the skill and power over the passage of time. In modern rugby considerable attention is given to fitness and aerobic conditioning as well as basic weight training.

Posted by: Rugby Fan Steve | August 26, 2006 3:45 AM | Report abuse

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