Spyware firms on the defensive
Bill Day wants a second chance. Day is chief executive of WhenU.com, a New York advertising company that used to smuggle its "spyware" computer programs onto millions of Internet computers.
Spyware programs have long infuriated Internet users by installing themselves without permission, generating a flood of unwanted popup advertisements, and even preventing users from uninstalling the offending programs. Spyware firms on the defensive - Technology - International Herald Tribune
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