US House passes another anti-spyware bill

Thursday, 7 June 2007, 11:15 AM EST

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation designed to protect PC users from spyware despite the strong objections of internet-based businesses that warned the measure could interfere with many legitimate online activities.

House members passed the Spy Act by a margin of 368-48. It is significantly stricter than a competing measure dubbed the Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act, which the House passed last month and enjoys the backing of a broad swath of technology companies.

At The Register.

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