[COLOR=#1951B9]Two anti-spyware bills are being readied in time for a hearing Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The measures, one sponsored by a California Republican and the other by a Washington Democrat, take different approaches toward software that lurks on a computer and serves pop-up ads or transmits personal information. But both make the same point: Official Washington is becoming officially fed up with the proliferation of spyware and adware. The new attention paid to malicious software follows last fall's unprecedented focus on unsolicited commercial e-mail.[/COLOR]

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