Law and the spyware plague

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 2:01 AM EST

After a U.S. Senate hearing earlier this month, one senator was quoted as likening spyware to "somebody walking around your house, kind of invisibly." The analogy was inadequate.

Spyware is more like someone planting hidden cameras and microphones around your house and office, and even in the bathrooms. It's just about the sleaziest online activity there is.

By Dan Gillmor at Computerworld.

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