Just a quick update to our story yesterday regarding the AVG antivirus app, which is claimed to be spyware by Justin Angel, Rafael Rivera and others. Evidently, the app has been pulled by Microsoft until further notice.
That doesn't mean they've necessarily found anything that violates the Marketplace, but they are erring on the side of caution. Brandon Watson gave an update via Twitter stating:
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Needless to say, AVG has a pretty bad PR problem now to overcome.
via: WPHome; Thanks, Sander G., for the link
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