Bill imposes prison time over 'spyware'

Friday, 8 October 2004, 2:19 PM EST

The House on Thursday passed the second bill in three days that would outlaw "spyware," irritating software that quietly monitors the activities of Internet users.

It would add penalties of up to five years in prison for people convicted of installing such programs without a computer user's permission.

At CNN.

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