FTC pleads for more antispyware authority

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 4:32 PM EST

The FTC has a problem. As the federal agency with the most responsibility for combating spyware, FTC Commissioners would love the power to slap down spyware vendors with massive fines or perhaps even toss them in jail for a while (where they would be shown a computer screen covered with pop-up ads, one hopes). Sadly, FTC commissioners are instead reduced to pleading their case at Congressional hearings and nonprofit luncheons while little action is taken. In the meantime, spyware vendors continue to get slapped on the wrist with a wet noodle.

At Ars Technica.

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