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News Lenovo fined over Superfish adware-ridden laptops

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    Computer-maker Lenovo has agreed to pay US states $3.5m (£2.7m) to settle allegations that it sold laptops with pre-loaded adware that compromised buyers' security without warning.

    The company has also agreed to seek consumers' consent before installing any such software in the future.

    Lenovo faced uproar when it emerged in 2015 that it had hidden an advert-delivering program made by Superfish on hundreds of thousands of computers.

    It later provided a tool to remove it.

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