Lawyer is an Unlikely Anti Spyware Crusader


Shawn Collins is not the kind of lawyer you'd expect to file the first ever class action against spyware companies. The Chicago environmental law specialist didn't even know how to use the Internet until last year.

But once he did get online, he was quickly outraged by the havoc wreaked by spyware - those ubiquitous programs that invade computers without permission to collect marketing data, harass users with pop- up ads, and in the process consume so much memory the computer slows down to the point where it's virtually unusable.

Drawing on his experience in environmental law, Collins is attacking spyware as a form of industrial contamination. He contends that the defendant companies are trespassing on personal property and polluting the Internet. RedOrbit - Technology - Lawyer is an Unlikely Anti-Spyware Crusader

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