House panel passes spyware permission bill

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    House panel passes spyware permission bill
    By John Borland
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com


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    A U.S. House subcommittee approved a bill on Thursday that would regulate computer "spyware," forcing software makers to notify consumers before installing some kinds of monitoring programs on their PCs.



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    Bono and Towns' H.R. 2929, now renamed the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act," was amended in committee to bar practices such as key logging--a way of spying on computer users' actions by recording every stroke on the keyboard--and the display of advertisements that can not be closed.


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