*The co-author of a recent Christianity Today article is one of the founders of Zango, a company fined by the FTC for unfair and deceptive business practices, including lax distribution of software that furthered child pornography.

The Christianity Today article was co-written by Ted Olsen and Ken Smith, who founded 180 solutions (which later became Zango), a company with software that had been “distributed in conjunction with child pornography,” according to documents obtained by The Christian Post.

An online search of Smith confirms his relationship as chief technology officer and one of the founders of Zango, a Washington state-based software company that was known for installing intrusive adware that took over a computer’s browser and bombarded the user with pop-up ads.

The Christian Post looked into Smith’s possible connection to pornography after readers alerted the newspaper that one of the authors of a recent Christianity Today article shared the same name as Zango founder Ken Smith. Commenters provided links about a Ken Smith that had founded 180 solutions Inc. (earlier name ePIPO) around 2000, which later merged with Hotbar to form Zango Inc., a company which for a period of time had affiliates that distributed links to child porn.

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