I'm surprised TorrentFreak would feign innocence on this matter when it's common knowledge uTorrent is actually malicious. I guess they're trying to push this as another "censorship of torrents" thing and not actually legitimate malware blocking.
Yes I actually thought that they were a serious news source, but it looks like they're willing to do anything for more revenue, just like uTorrent.
Yeah, I thought this. It doesn't really strike me that moral outrage is the appropriate course of action when the software has secretly used computer resources to make someone money. Torrentfreak even reported on it in March.
They did apologise and apparently remove it, but even if it's clean now and a mistake on the part of the companies mentioned, I don't really think outrage really works here - they've shown they are willing to exploit their users.