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Symantec, McAfee to pay fines over auto-renewals. - 6/11/2009 8:33:52 AM   
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Antivirus vendors Symantec and McAfee have each agreed to pay the New York Attorney General's office $375,000 in fines to settle charges that they automatically charged customers software subscription renewal fees without their permission.

Investigators found that the two companies had "failed to adequately disclose to consumers that subscriptions would automatically be renewed and that consumers would be charged," the office of Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Wednesday announcing the settlement.

"Companies cannot play hide the ball when it comes to fees consumers are being charged."More reading:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134221
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