Tag Archives: pop-up advertising

News: FTC Gets Tough On PopUps. Well, Some Of Them

By | November 7, 2003

 The Federal Trade Commission has accused a California pop-up advertising company of digital-age extortion. MSNBC reports that D Squared Solutions allegedly hijacked Internet users’ computers by bombarding them with Windows Messenger pop-up ads — as frequently as every 10 minutes. The ads hawked $30 software that promised only to stop future pop-ups from the company.   Windows Messenger… Read More »

News: Popups Are Legal

By | September 9, 2003

 Bad news for those of you who hate pop-up ads: A U.S. federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by truck and trailer rental company U-Haul which sought to ban software by Internet advertising company WhenU that launched rival pop-up ads when customers access U-Haul’s Web site, Reuters reports.   The judge said the ads don’t violate the law… Read More »