Congress takes aim at spyware

Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 10:57 AM EST

On the surface, a trio of antispyware bills on Capitol Hill appear to be a boon for the technology industry and its customers. If passed into law, the measures would make it a federal crime to launch software that hijacks a computer to show ads or collect personal information, while giving government agencies new powers to prosecute spyware purveyors. Such laws might also clarify the distinctions between spyware and legitimate online ads, while easing anxiety among wary Web users.

At Business Week.

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