Cingular and Travelocity settle over adware charges

If you are familiar with "adware", you'll know that it is installed on personal computers (almost always without consumer consent) to display advertising and popups that seem to take over the PC as if it were possessed.

Well, in a fist, marketers have been held responsible for ads displayed through adware -- and the culprits include the largest mobile carrier in the U.S. -- Cingular (the wireless unit of AT&T), which will pay New York $35,000 to cover penalties and investigatory costs.

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