D.C. spyware discussion focuses debate

Dix, John
April 2005
Network World;4/11/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p46
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the confusion surrounding the definition of spyware in the U.S. Agreeing on exactly what constitutes spyware is one of the chief problems Congress and others have had in figuring out a cohesive strategy for fighting back. Spyware, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is a "serious and growing problem," but it is very hard to define. The FTC said the definition problem is most challenging when it comes to adware. The Congress formulated several spyware laws that would help focus the attention on the problem.


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