More like a crazy uncle

CNET is calling the impending congressional bills on stopping spyware the “Son of Can-Spam”; I think the whole mess is more akin to that crazy uncle nobody in the family wants to talk about.

The FTC and Congress are are fighting a turf war over spyware – the FTC says they can handle it, and congressional “leaders” think they can squeeze some good PR out of the mess. One thing is for certain: if Congress passes a law that looks anything like CAN-SPAM, you can expect a lot more spyware in all kinds of new shapes sizes to hit your computer, as these laws only seem to make miscreants more creative instead of more law-abiding.

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