Companies Settle Adware Charges with N.Y. Attorney General Inc., Inc. and Cingular Wireless LLC agreed to pay a total of $100,000 to end a probe by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo of secretly installed "adware" to promote products and services. The settlements mark the first time law enforcement has held advertisers responsible for ads displayed through adware placed by other, Cuomo's office said in a statement issued today in New York.

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