The BBC report that US company Zango has been fined by the US Federal Trades Commission (FTC) US$3 million for illegally downloading its adware onto the unsupecting PCs. The charge was that the software had been downloaded more than 70 million times and had caused 6.9 billion popups.
Zango, previously known as 180 Solutions, had been using third parties to help download the adware and was accused of 'making it difficult' to remove the adware. Zango have alleged that the problem was with the third parties and not them, and that they have been sticking to the law since January 2006.
It is nice to report when governments do something right, and this is one of those occasions.