Legislation to Crack Down on Adware, Spyware Companies


Not that it will necessarily curtail or make it any easier to find scumware peddlers but the Senate Commerce Committee is doing its best with its introduction of the SPY BLOCK act. The act, called the Software Principles Yielding Better Levels of Consumer Knowledge Act, was introduced yesterday to the Committee by Montana Republican Senator Conrad Burns and aims to make illegal the less than honest practices of adware and spyware companies. Practices such as endlessly looping pop ups, identity theft, changing browser settings, fake uninstalls and unclear installation information. Hopefully, this bill will less toothless than the recently signed California Spyware bill.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (2)     File: Online, Policy     Nov-18-05  
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How about legislation to block obnoxious, racist T-mobile ads. Hasn't anyone noticed that these "poser mobile" ads border on race-baiting?

Please comment and let me know if I'm alone in this:


Posted by: Meyers on November 20, 2005 10:03 PM

you are alone in this. these ads are funny.

Posted by: rob on November 22, 2005 05:40 PM

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