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[3]: Google and Flash Player
by DigDug2k on Mon 26th Sep 2011 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Google and Flash Player"
DigDug2k
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2011-09-26

Word on the street from random Adobe employees is that Google pays for every Chrome download that comes through the Adobe site. I don't think this has anything to do with the Chrome or Android deals going on (which rummer has Google also essentially funds entirely).

I'm not sure how you could really claim that Flash on Android only helps Adobe though. A lot of Android phones are attempting to sell themselves entirely on the fact they support Flash.

I also find it really funny that people want to claim this is ok because its standard industry practice right now, or because there's a freaking checkbox? I know Google's motto is "don't be evil" and not "be good", but I don't think that somehow means they're free from taking criticism when they aren't doing the good thing.

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