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FTC Slaps AdultFriendFinder For Porn Pop-ups

Fresh on rumors that Adult Friend Finder was acquired last month, legal troubles which undoubtedly complicate the transaction.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said in a statement that AdultFriendFinder affiliates used pop-up ads to drive traffic to the site, and exposed consumers, including children to sexual explicit images when search for terms including “flowers,� “travel,� and “vacations.� More seriously the FTC alleged that the ads were also distributed with spyware and adware.
The FTC found that “the practice of displaying graphic pop-up ads without consumer consent was unfair, and violated the FTC Act;� essentially saying that porn pop-ups are illegal.

I use Firefox’s ad blocker, so I never see pop-ups. I do find AFF and Fling.com ads disconcerting. “Women in Charlestown want to meet you,” right. I’m looking for something totally unrelated and I get these “targeted” ads? I never see these women walking around town. Could it be a ruse?[/end snarky coment].
How many AFF affiliates are going to be shut down because of the ruling? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Details at TechCrunch.

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