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Senators Take Aim At Spyware

The Spyblock Act will make it illegal to install software on people’s computers without their consent. Under the proposed act, companies that offer software downloads will have to tell users what the programs do and what information they collect. Internet ads generated by the software will have to be clearly labelled.

Senator Ron Wyden told the Washington Post he thought of spyware as a parasite and said that online users need to be protected.

Read more at The Inquirer.