Senate bill is likely to vex Net companies and advertisers, which have been warning for years that supposedly 'antispyware' proposals could impose problematic regulations.
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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.
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Latest security report from Microsoft says Trojan downloaders based on e-mail scams rose 300 percent in the second half of last year.
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.
The free program can prevent permanent changes to the C disk. Think Ground Hog Day, says CNET Blog Network contributor Michael Horowitz.
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.
The antispyware organization says RealNetworks needs to disclose installations of advertising software and Rhapsody before users install updates.
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