Lenovo disables 'Superfish' ad software after backlash

February 20, 2015 1:58 AM

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China-based Lenovo had previously acknowledged the presence of the Superfish app it pre-loaded on some of its machines between September and January.

"Superfish comes with Lenovo consumer products only and is a technology that helps users find and discover products visually," a North Carolina-based Lenovo administrator told an Internet message board last month. "When a user is interested in a product, Superfish will search instantly among more th...

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