Harvard and Oxford take aim at adware makers

In an effort to stamp out what has become an epidemic of spyware, unwanted adware and other malicious software plaguing millions of computers and costing consumers billions of dollars each year, Internet research centers at Harvard Law School and Oxford University plan to introduce a program aimed at revealing the shady companies that produce them.

The project has received an initial outlay of funding "in the seven figures" from several high-profile technology companies, including Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems, according to the executive director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, John Palfrey Jr. Harvard and Oxford take aim at adware makers - Technology - International Herald Tribune

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