Spyware is Computer Rape

Oh happy days!

It is great news that Harvard, Oxford, Google, Lenovo Group and Sun Microsystems have created a new consumer advocacy group, The Stop Badware Coalition, to target and shame spyware makers.

I hate spyware with a passion. It’s computer rape as far as I am concerned.


By Eric Auchard
Internet brain trust aims to shame spyware makers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Internet researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities said on Tuesday they are seeking to enlist Web users in a program to name and shame suppliers of spyware and other malicious software programs.

The Stop Badware Coalition will seek to spotlight companies that make millions of dollars by tricking Web users into putting spyware, adware or other deceptive software on their machines, organizers from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and the Oxford Internet Institute said.

The multi-year project is financially backed by Google Inc. and computer makers Lenovo Group and Sun Microsystems Inc. It is advised by U.S. consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports WebWatch, its backers said.


Posted on January 25, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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