Researcher takes TRUSTe to task

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 12:32 AM EST

A controversial survey of more than a half million Web sites released on Monday found that sites are twice as likely to be rated as bad actors if they have been certified by the TRUSTe non-profit industry group.

The research--conducted by Benjamin Edelman, an economics graduate student at Harvard University and spyware expert--used McAfee's SiteAdvisor Internet rating service to grade the top 515,309 Web sites.

At SecurityFocus.

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