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Michael Gracie

Powerhouse Coalition To Fight Spyware With Publicity

Harvard and Oxford Universities, Consumer Reports, Google, Lenovo, and Sun are teaming up to fight spyware but publicising spyware/adware laden software and the companies that produce it. They’ve set up shop at StopBadware.org.

I first have to wonder if they know something the rest of us don’t – in order to publish this stuff, don’t you have to first agree on a scope for what constitutes spyware? Or do you just post everything you think might be spyware, then wait for the companies involved to piss and moan, and then sue. Maybe looking to the law is not such a bad idea.

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