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Californian Anti-Spyware Bill

By Phantasm66
Sep 29, 2004
  1. The Terminator, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has this week signed an anti-spyware bill which makes it illegal for any unauthorized, deceptive software to install itself on a user's PC for the purposes of secret monitoring. The new Bill prohibits the use of keystroke logging to collect personally identifiable information and the collection of Web browsing histories. The move will clear the way for PC users to sue companies and individuals who have infected them with spyware for damages.

    At least, that's the hope. To be honest, there are several critics of the Bill, and they all say that it lacks the strength needed. However, many other OS States are currently working on their own versions of the Bill. Hopefully, this will be the year that Spyware starts to get nailed.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Nice idea but I can`t see how it could be enforced. Lets face it do you think the scumbags would stop? I don`t suppose we can live in hope though. Regards Howard[​IMG]
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Well, regardless of what else you can say, it is certainly a start.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes mate it is. It`d be great if we could all use the net without it. Heaven Regards Howard:grinthumb
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Hehehe maybe Arnie is going to "Terminate" spyware ;)!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Very funny Phantasm. I`ll be back. Regards Howard[​IMG]
     
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