A San Diego company accused of using pop-up ads to sell software to block the ads last week settled a civil case with the Federal Trade Commission. D Squared LLC. agreed to stop sending pop-up ads using the Messenger service in the Windows operating system. The company will also no longer sell ad-blocking software.
In November, the FTC charged that D Squared had flooded consumers computers with pop-up ads as frequently as one every 10 minutes.
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