Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 15:45 UTC
Internet & Networking It might be common, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to wail against it - especially since I was not familiar with this particular case. As it turns out, several of Adobe products' download pages have opt-out checkboxes to also install Google Chrome. This was spyware-like behaviour when Apple did it with Safari and the iPhone Configuration Utility, and it is still spyware-like behaviour when Adobe and Google do it with Chrome.
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RE: Bravo
by molnarcs on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 21:46 UTC in reply to "Bravo"
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

It doesn't matter who does this type of thing or why. Vendors who "Bundle" with an opt-out instead of an opt-in should be treated with utter contempt until they get a clue...

I agree... problem is, Adobe is completely unavoidable for anyone doing any serious photography. And their stuff is expensive!

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