What is Weatherbug all about?

Question

You are incorrectly listing WeatherBug as spyware. It is not- it is TRUSTe certified spyware free.

http://www.computerproblems.com/questions/question.cfm?id=12924

For the record, spyware tracks websurfing activity and sometimes reads what is on the user’s hard drive. WeatherBug is not capable of tracking your overall web use or deciphering anything on your hard drive, nor can it determine what you were doing before you opened your WeatherBug program or after you closed it. Any software program that is implying or reporting that WeatherBug is 'spyware' or a ‘data-miner’ is COMPLETELY incorrect.

WeatherBug owns and operates the world’s largest weather network and we are zealously committed to being the best, most reliable source of live, local weather information for millions of consumers, thousands of schools, dozens of major businesses, and over 100 television stations.

Please correct this reference as soon as possible to mitigate any damage already done to our brand reputation.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at [email protected]

Most sincerely,

Jay Hoffman

Manager, Customer Support team

WeatherBug

cc: Dan O'Connell- corporate counsel

Answer

This question was answered on June 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

On behalf of Computer problems.com I offer you my deepest apology To everyone who reads this, this is what I found about Weatherbug.

WeatherBug helps fight Spyware:

With computer privacy a vital issue for so many people, we want to assure you that WeatherBug, in addition to being spyware-free, is committed to helping our millions of users understand how to remove spyware from their computers, if they desire to do so Spyware, as defined by CNET, generally refers to any technology that gathers personal information about your computer's configuration, or your surfing/shopping habits - including information like Web sites you've visited, your IP address, and your computer's host name WeatherBug does none of these things We do not advertise any product that we know to be spyware, and we require any software that is offered with WeatherBug, including the My Search toolbar, to also be spyware-free.

In order to insure that your computer is free from spyware, we recommend downloading and running a spyware detection program While WeatherBug does not endorse any specific spyware detection product, here are links to companies with which we are familiar The developers of these products advertise them as reliable and effective programs for detecting spyware.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 22, 2004