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House passes spyware bills.

bnccoder

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stinerman writes "Today the house passed two bills aimed at stopping spyware / adware and unauthorized use of computers. H.R. 29 makes it 'unlawful for any person who is not the owner or authorized user of a protected computer to engage in deceptive acts or practices'. H.R. 744 (I-SPY Act) prohibits accessing a protected system via code copied on to the system to, among other things, disseminate personal information. Both bills sailed through the house and are expected to be passed by the Senate."
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Spyware is going to go.
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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bnccoder said:
Any reasons to support your position on the subject?
My hopes are that they bust up the big companies doing the whole spyware thing.

But the smaller, international, ones... are another story. :thumbsdn:
 

UberSkippy

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bnccoder said:
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Spyware is going to go.
As icka said I don't think that'll solve anything.

For starters what counts as a "protected" system. Is my home PC protected? And what counts as spyware? All a company would have to do is make their product work just slightly outside the definition and they'd be good.

SPAM is illegal in the US. I still got 15 in my inbox yesterday.

The Nigerian scams (you know, my name is Mombasa and I have four hundred gabillion dollars that I would like to deposit in your account) are illegal and yet still very prevalent.

The problem is the US Congress is trying to regulate the internet. If the US makes spyware illegal the companies just move off shore.
 

MaxPower

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You all have valid points. True, many will escape this law, and as UberSkippy says, "All a company would have to do is make their product work just slightly outside the definition and they'd be good." It shows out leaders are aware of the problem, and it will make at least some sort of impact.

Fuck 180solutions.com !

Fuck Zango.com !

Fuck :AllThoseFuckingFuckers:
 

Jung

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This day and age if you get spyware it's your own damn fault. Keep using IE and keep getting infected; I don't care. :thumbsup: