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New U.S. 'antispyware' bill invites fight with Net firms

Senate bill is likely to vex Net companies and advertisers, which have been warning for years that supposedly 'antispyware' proposals could impose problematic regulations.

By June 15, 2007


Get ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware absolutely free (today only)

If you hurry, you can get Check Point Software's $29.95 antispyware utility (Windows 2000/XP) for nothing more than the cost of a download.

By November 14, 2007


Antispyware bill clears another hurdle

Once again, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee unanimously approves a bill designed to put spyware purveyors behind bars. Politicians hope it will be enacted this year.

By May 2, 2007


Close pop-ups safely

Don't just click X! We'll show you how to avoid malware.

By May 5, 2008


Microsoft sees big jump in Trojan downloaders

Latest security report from Microsoft says Trojan downloaders based on e-mail scams rose 300 percent in the second half of last year.

By April 22, 2008


Google, AOL execs: Opting out of targeted ads OK by us

As advocacy groups agitate for stiffer privacy rules for online advertisers, companies' chief privacy officers say they support better technological ways of escaping Web tracking.

By April 17, 2008


Defending the C disk with SteadyState from Microsoft

The free program can prevent permanent changes to the C disk. Think Ground Hog Day, says CNET Blog Network contributor Michael Horowitz.

By March 5, 2008


Senate antiphishing bill outlaws...what's already illegal

Not only are senators are proposing to outlaw online scams that are already illegal, but their new bill could endanger the privacy of legitimate domain name owners.

By February 26, 2008


RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org

The antispyware organization says RealNetworks needs to disclose installations of advertising software and Rhapsody before users install updates.

By January 31, 2008


Sears, Kmart community software called 'badware'

Despite changes to its site, My SHC Community remains on the StopBadware list.

By January 8, 2008