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FTC versus Innovative Marketing et al – Sam Jain’s legal counsel request leave to withdraw as attorneys of record

November 15th 2009

In a not unsurprising development, legal counsel for Sam Jain have petitioned the Court for permission to withdraw as attorneys for Sam Jain.  The FTC does not oppose the request, but does object to any further extension of Mr Jain’s time to respond to the FTC’s pending Renewed Motion for Rule 37 Sanctions. The reasons […]

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Ponderings about the incident that hit Gizmodo (courtesy of Gawker)

November 9th 2009

While I was on holidays, a malvertizing incident hit Gizmodo (via advertising sold to Gawker).  The miscreants impersonated the legitimate advertising agency Spark Communications, registering the domain spark-smg.com (the real domain is sparksmg.com) to assist in the impersonation. Publicis have since taken over the fraudulent domain spark-smg.com but we still have access to historical information […]

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Six countries, and 3 weeks, later I am back from holidays

November 1st 2009

After exploring the northern hemisphere of our amazing planet and visiting climates as varied as 41 degrees (Celsius) in Egypt and –2 degrees (Celsius) in an ice grotto situated at 3,000 feet above sea level in Switzerland, and flying over the Ukraine at roughly 11,000 feet (yes, malvertizing did cross my mind when I saw […]

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