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Old 06-18-2007, 08:35 AM
Location: Michigan
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Accusing the technology industry of failing to regulate itself, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., introduced a bill Thursday that would make it illegal for companies to install spyware on PCs without consent.

Pryor said that unwanted software hurts economic, security, and privacy interests of businesses and consumers.

"The industry has failed in self-regulating," Pryor said in a prepared statement. "It's time to step in and enact serious consequences against those who use this invasive and deceptive practice."

Anti-Spyware Bill Introduced - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:08 AM
Location: Wellsburg, WV
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They have to define it first...some of the stuff that we as ASAP members consider spyware/adware is considered legal like 180solutions or Zango.

If you read the blogs of Benjamin Edelman Spyware Warrior (broken link) or VitalSecurity you will see what is going on in the trenches. Liz
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