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2-17-2011 @ 12:52AM
Bonzi Buddy was a "digital pet", it originally took the form of a purple parrot, then moved on to a purple gorilla. It sat on your desktop, and talked to you. It could chat via text, or via speech-to-text. It also spied on you. It was serious spyware. It would also suggest things you were looking for. From what I remember of it, when I tried it, before it was known it was spyware, it would also occasionally pop stuff up for you, as an advertisement. It did this by saying something like, "Hey, I thought you'd like this".It was heavy advertised on the web. It was EVERYWHERE. And because it used a cartoon character, and was kid-friendly, kids were suckered into downloading and installing it on their computers. The guy who owned the company was sued, and it, including the program, was shut down.http://media.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/bonzibung.jpg
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