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Free website to list programs with spyware

Post by KY Dave » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:22 pm

Free website to list programs with spyware
By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY
Here's a new way to attack spyware: embarrass its purveyors.
A free website ( launching Wednesday plans to provide a list of programs that contain spyware and other malicious software. It will also identify companies that develop the programs and distribute them on the Internet.

Consumers can then decide if a program is safe to download.

"For too long, these companies have been able to hide in the shadows of the Internet," says John Palfrey, who heads the Berkman Center of Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and is spearheading the project. "What we're after is a more accountable Internet."

The initiative is being run by Harvard and the Oxford Institute and is backed by high-tech heavyweights including Google and Sun Microsystems. Consumer Reports' WebWatch is serving as a special adviser...

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The site is not totally functional, yet, but users should visit it and bookmark it for future reference.

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