N.H. gets $56K settlement for adware that spied on owners of Lenovo laptops

New Hampshire will receive more than $50,000 as the result of a settlement with the company Lenovo for selling laptops loaded with advertising software that could snoop on owners’ web surfing, which created a security hole that left the machines vulnerable to hackers.

The money is part of a $3.5 million settlement between Lenovo, a Chinese company, and the Federal Trade Commission. New Hampshire is one of 32 states that participated in the lawsuit.

The suit concerns software called Visual | More…

| Concord Monitor

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