Author Topic: Microsoft prohibits adware using man-in-the-middle techniques.  (Read 1598 times)

Offline Sanya IV Litvyak

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Microsoft prohibits adware using man-in-the-middle techniques.
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:43:37 AM »
I wonder if this affects PrivDog? And if so, to what extent and what does the future of the product look like?

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2015/12/21/keeping-browsing-experience-in-users-hands/
Quote from: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2015/12/21/keeping-browsing-experience-in-users-hands/
In April last year we announced some changes to our criteria around Adware designed to ensure that users maintain control of their experience. These changes are described in our blog, Adware: a New Approach. Since then, we’ve taken policy and enforcement measures to address unwanted behaviors exhibited by advertising programs that take choice and control away from users.

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To address these and to keep the intent of our policy, we’re updating our Adware objective criteria to require that programs that create advertisements in browsers must only use the browsers’ supported extensibility model for installation, execution, disabling, and removal.

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(Posting this here as I'm wondering specifically of how it will affect PrivDog, hence I don't think it should be in general news or security news boards)
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