Priceline, Travelocity, and Cingular, three high-profile companies
that advertised through nuisance adware programs have agreed to pay
fines and reform their practices, according to the New York Attorney General.

“Advertisers will now be held responsible when their ads end up on
consumers’ computers without full notice and consent,” Andrew Cuomo
said. “Advertisers can no longer insulate themselves from liability by
turning a blind eye to how their advertisements are delivered, or by
placing ads through intermediaries, such as media buyers. New Yorkers
have suffered enough with unwanted adware programs and this agreement
goes a long way toward clamping down on this odious practice.”