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Lenovo slapped with a lawsuit over Superfish mess

By Himanshu Arora ยท 18 replies
Feb 23, 2015
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  1. In the wake of Lenovo's admission that it messed up by preloading Superfish on its computers, the company has been taken to court by a user in the US. Jessica Bennett, a blogger by profession, has filed a class-action suit...

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  2. fredderf81

    fredderf81 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +40

    ....a blogger is a profession now? one can really make a living doing that? ... really?
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,162   +831

    I'm not sure if you were being sarcastic or what... but what do you think Techspot is???

    If you reply a "website" well it is, but it is actually a blog about tech news structured in a forum.
    TheLastPanda and adamrussell like this.
  4. umbala

    umbala TS Maniac Posts: 197   +176

    Sure, if you want to call it a living. There are people making "a living" selling oranges on the highway. The only way these bloggers can make money is to make a name for themselves, either by harassing/criticizing celebrities or by taking advantage of something happening in the media (in this case, being the one making a big stink about Lenovo hoping people will remember your name).
  5. Wow... Well deserved. So is Nvidia over the 970
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,162   +831

    Or by doing like Techspot! Or any other big company that's news based, in the end it's actually a blog.
  7. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 152   +36

    What does this post have to do with Nvidia?
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,005   +2,889

    My thoughts exactly. But hey, maybe Guest thinks the secretive 512MB on 970 cards is reserved for spyware, not that many business laptops will ever sport GTX970 hardware.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,173   +3,263

    Nah, chances are he is happy the news articles are moving focus away from the card he currently owns.
  10. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    I guess a company can't make mistakes anymore without a lawsuit coming in right away.
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,162   +831

    Specially those mistakes that means they make money off of you by spying on you. It's not something that you can say "well it's a small detail" kind of thing. a) they are spying on you b) they are proffiting from it c) they made it public d) they compromise your whole computer integrity.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  12. b1Ack13

    b1Ack13 TS Rookie

    Why does it always have to be scantily clad women!? Why can't said women represent a completely healthy, fine tuned machine? Curse those women for wreaking such havoc on the interwebs!!!
  13. Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie TS Booster Posts: 70   +30

    I was wondering when the money grabs would start, surprised it took this long. "Damaged" her computer...please.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    It would seem to be counter-productive to bring it up in first place if that was the case. More likely a troll trying to derail the thread and turn it into a flamefest.
    I doubt there is a tech company that isn't being sued by someone. Can't think of any offhand.
  15. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    So then what about the other companies that do the same thing to there customers? If your gonna go after one might as well go after them all.
  16. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,162   +831

    Sure, as long as any of them publicly recognizes it and you actually find out how they do it, super!
  17. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    I don't own anything from this company, so I am good! Thanks for the report though!
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,533   +2,318

    "BLOG", is a neologism anyway. It's a contraction of, "web log".

    If that weren't the case, "The New York Times", would qualify as a "blog". If IIRC, The Times now has a subscription based "blog". That said, it also has genuine news worthy articles across a wide range of relevant topics, as oppose to some **** bred with a dog tick, dissing everything in connection with its personal issues.

    In some cases the porn hijacker might be preferable to the blog it replaces, as those usually provide me with a good chuckle. "Your PC is now locked you are guilty of blah, blah, blah. And then I have to remind it that myself, Firefox, along with my security software really, aren't interested with listening to its s***, and 'click goes the little red X'.. (The one in the upper right corner of the screen, to prevent confusion)..
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,533   +2,318

    Hey, wait a minute here, that's my job!

    I'm not going out and buy a 970 just to complain about though. What I'm doing is called, "trolling with an eye toward frugality".

    You go girlfriend! Go ahead and sue Lenovo for all the heavily amortized assets it's worth. (And....., we're back on topic).

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