Link: Oracle Starts Bundling Ask.com Adware with Java on Mac ☍

Shared on March 5, 2015

Rich Trouton:

You will be prompted to set Ask.com as your browser homepage, with the choice to do so checked off by default. If left checked, Safari’s homepage will be set with a search.ask.com URL and a Safari extension will be used to install an Ask.com toolbar.

In addition to these changes, the installer is now a custom-designed application, making it harder for large-scale deployment situations. At work, there’s a few places where we need to have Java installed, but I’ve eradicated it from any personal Macs and really hope Oracle gets some pushback on this—idiots. Still, if you want to complain, use their feedback form.

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