House passes bill imposing hefty fines over 'spyware'

Wednesday, 6 October 2004, 2:38 PM EST

Companies and others that secretly install "spyware" programs on people's computers to quietly monitor their Internet activities would face hefty federal fines under a bill the House passed Tuesday.

The most egregious behaviors ascribed to the category of such software -- secretly recording a person's computer keystrokes or mouse clicks -- are already illegal under U.S. wiretap and consumer protection laws.

By Ted Bridis at SecurityFocus.

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