California goes after spyware

Monday, 4 October 2004, 4:10 PM EST

California's pioneering law aimed at cracking down on spyware -- signed this week to curb the software that hides on computers and secretly follows users around the web -- is only a partial step toward protecting consumers, critics said on Friday.

Spyware, which some technology experts see as the web's next scourge, is often unknowingly installed by computer users when they download games or other programs or accept deceptive pop-up ads.

At Wired.

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