AOL is being accused of using malware-like tactics to install software unbeknownst to users when they install AOL 9.0, the company’s latest version of its online service software. The charge was made by StopBadware.org, a coalition Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the Oxford Internet Institute of Oxford University.
“AOL plainly does not belong in the same category as the all-too-prevalent, garden variety badware providers. But the free version of AOL 9.0 that we tested, in our view, does not live up to the company’s rich legacy,” Berkman Center executive director John Palfrey said.
Group: AOL 9.0 Uses Malware Tactics