Spitzer Hits Intermix With Spyware Suit

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NEW YORK New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit against Intermix, accusing the Los Angeles Internet company of distributing spyware.

The suit alleges Intermix, which owns the popular social-network site MySpace, tricked consumers into downloading pop-up ad software and hijacking programs. The ad software was distributed to users when they visited Intermix Web sites and affiliated venues, as well as by bundling it with free software programs such as screensavers.

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