TITLE

D.C. spyware discussion focuses debate

AUTHOR(S)
Dix, John
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Network World;4/11/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16701165

 

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