Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lenovo Will Pay $3.5 Million To States For Privacy-Invading Ad Software

$3.5 million? That's it? Lenovo could pull $3.5 million out of its ass...errr, I mean "couch cushions." Doesn't seem like much of a fine.

Only hours after Lenovo got off with what amounted to a warning and a promise to not do illegal stuff going forward, the tech company has agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million to a coalition of 32 states to settle allegations that Lenovo knowingly sold laptops that came with ad-injection software that put all of their online data at risk.