Spyware bills die;FTC says "good riddance"

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Rita, Nov 24, 2004.

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  1. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

    Jun 28, 2004
    wilds of wv
    * Spyware bills die; FTC says "good riddance"

    A cynic might say that Congress tackled the spyware issue only
    because it was an election year. Both the House and Senate
    worked on bills to address the spyware issue, but in the end
    nothing was passed. Maybe that's a good thing; the proposed bills
    lacked teeth, and Federal Trade Commission head Orson Swindle
    has said existing laws are enough to fight spyware. If that's
    the case, Mr. Swindle, can we see some FTC action on spyware?
    In the meantime, PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng proposes a simple way
    to tell naughty software from nice. If users aren't aware that
    it's being installed, it's probably naughty:
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