Control of Updates/Downloads in Viewpoint Media Player sign now

Viewpoint Corporation has included in thier Viewpoint Media Player browser plug-in, an automatic update feature that removes download control from the user. Users receive no notification of downloads/updates occurring. Also included with updates could be the download of third party software (AOL, GAIN, etc).

From Privacy Statement @ http://www.viewpoint.com/vp_license_privacy.html :

"Viewpoint may download updates, upgrades, and/or Third Party Software during these communications or when the Software detects a file that requires a component that is currently not installed. These downloads will occur automatically and without any advance notification to you."

"Viewpoint is not responsible for any Third Party Software and shall have no liability for your use of Third Party Software."

We, the undersigned, have no desire to see the security of our systems comprimised in this way. We implore Viewpoint Corporation to cease this practice, and to place control of updates/downloads back in the control of the end user. Until such time as the Viewpoint Media Player is made safe, we will not use it, and will bring this security issue to the attention those with whom we share our online existence, urging them to also choose not to use this "trojanized" software.

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Latest Signatures

  • 23 January 2016300. Jenny H
    I support this petition
  • 15 January 2016299. T An
    Not sure if there is a list where reputable software alternatives to products like Viewpoint Media Player, etc. are displayed. Such a site might add to the pressure against privacy abuse by software firms.
  • 11 January 2016298. Tako S
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016297. Justin K
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016296. Nicola M
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016295. Omar G
    get rid of spyware makers
  • 05 January 2016294. K G
    Adware and Spyware should be against the law!!!!
  • 04 January 2016293. Gary M
    I totally agree that they should have our explicit permission first.
  • 29 December 2015292. Mary J
    I hate this type of presumption by unscrupulous people!
  • 28 December 2015291. Michael V
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015290. Lillian S
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015289. Jawshsayznomorespyware Dunlap
    Now i gotta figure out how to get it out my control panel. PUNKS!!!
  • 25 December 2015288. Allen R
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015287. Anthony Lopez
    We cant have this!
  • 22 December 2015286. George Rjosephj
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015285. Charles C
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015284. Dan S
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015283. Hugo G
    Remove this crap from my comp.
  • 18 December 2015282. Ron M
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015281. Andrea B
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015280. John R
    DEATH TO ALL SPYWARE/ADWARE COMPANIES
  • 06 December 2015279. Terry M
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015278. Ken B
    Nasty unwanted download
  • 04 December 2015277. Mike O
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015276. William D
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015275. Charles W
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015274. John M
    I support this petition

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Randi BurgessBy:
Business and CompaniesIn:
Petition target:
Privacy Policy Group | Viewpoint Corporation | 498 7th Ave. Suite 1810 | New York, NY 10018

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