The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Congress about to legalize spyware

As reported in this morning's BoingBoing. The SPY act, which is nominally an anti-spyware law, actually includes language making it legal for companies such as Sony to install spyware on customers' computers.

The FTC and DoJ have both said that they already have the authority they need to go after spyware vendors, so the new law has no effect other than to legalize spyware.

Visit the EFF web site and act now.



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