Advertising firm settles online snooping charge
Dec 06, 2012 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
An online advertising network has agreed to stop what the government said was illegal snooping when it secretly tracked the websites that consumers were visiting so it could send them targeted ads about incontinence, impotence, infertility, credit repair, bankruptcy and other sensitive medical and financial issues.
"Consumers searching the Internet shouldn't have to worry about whether someone is going to go sniffing through the sensitive, personal details of their browsing history without their knowledge," Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Wednesday.
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