"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them." Frederick Douglass
The above linked article provides a look into minds behind the machine. Advertising is brainwashing, and Direct Revenue is the ugly side of it. Direct Revenue is likely to crumble under the public scrutiny, but someone will take their place. There’s too much money involved. As the article points out, Direct Revenue would switch to more ethical practices, but that didn’t generate the same kind of money because consumers don’t want to be subjected to popup ads. So they repeatedly returned to the vicious attack software to subject the duped users to ads.
Why libertarians think that government is the biggest problem is beyond me. Our Government is mainly a problem when it’s controlled by profit driven businessmen.
Kudos to Elliot Spitzer for going after these guys.