Ding-Dong, the Wicked COAST is DEAD!!

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    Feb 1, 2004
    PHX. AZ.
    Published: April 12, 2005, 11:23 AM PDT
    By Stefanie Olsen
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com

    An organization created to set anti-spyware standards has folded, following internal turmoil and the abrupt departures of several founding members.

    The Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology vendors, or Coast, was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit group of anti-spyware companies to help establish industry-binding guidelines defining spyware and a code of ethics surrounding the distribution of desktop software. But in February, co-founder Webroot Software dissented when, according to its vice president of research, the group sought to reform adware developers by helping them change and become certified Coast members.

    Two months later, the group has been dissolved.

    Full Read @C|NET
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