Comet Cursor was a software program manufactured by Comet Systems. It allowed users of the Microsoft Windows Operating System to change the appearance of their mouse's cursor and to allow websites to use customized cursors for visitors. The product was introduced as an enhancement to website design and to enable advertisers to use customized cursors for their campaigns. Companies using Comet Cursor for advertising included AT&T Corporation, Energizer, and Procter & Gamble.
... At around the same time that Comet Cursor had been downloaded 10 million times, the company became controversial ... in the AP wire service and USA Today accusing the Comet Cursor software of communicating through a backchannel with Comet Systems' servers ... The AP story in particular claimed that Comet Systems tracked its users' movements online ...
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“By being seldom seen, I could not stir
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