The Australia / Olympics / Spyware Connection

By Deane Barker on February 16, 2006

Asterisk on pop-up mogul’s gold: An Australian gold medalist is also a reported spyware mogul.

While the 21-year-old Begg-Smith may not have been involved in doping or cheating on the slopes, the way he richly supported himself while training was incredibly unsportsmanlike and probably illegal: Begg-Smith was a key player in a company that infected other peoples’ computers with adware a.k.a. spyware.

Via Kottke.



  1. It should read, a Canadian who became an Australian citizen five years ago won a gold medal is also a reported spyware mogul

    We really don’t want him. He can take his pop-ups, spam and spyware elsewhere.

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