Will the new TRUSTe certification legitimize adware?


Today, TRUSTe announced a new program to certify software. Itís focused primarily on adware.

Hereís the idea:

Itís a whitelist of programs that have passed certification. These programs can then access ostensibly broader networks of distribution because they have passed the certification.

This well-intentioned move does have some meat to it. You can see the influence of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) on the documents. These are not "light" requirements. The requirements are actually fairly stringent and from that standpoint, Iím impressed. Sunbelt BLOG: Will the new TRUSTe certification legitimize adware?

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 16th November 2005 9:21PM