The battle lines are drawn in the war on spyware


The good news from the war on spyware is that there seems to be less support for organizations engaging in questionable behavior such as installing adware on the computers of unsuspecting users.

"There were a lot of companies getting venture capital in this gray area," said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology. "That is less the case now. We're starting to see more of a distinction between what is and is not spyware."

That distinction has resulted in enforcement of existing laws against spyware distributors at both the state and federal levels.

But the bad news is that as the gray hats are being weeded out of the industry, the real bad guys are being left with the field to themselves. The battle lines are drawn in the war on spyware

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 5th August 2006 4:24AM