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    States join spyware battle
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    By John Borland
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com

    The drive to control "spyware" and other software that hijacks personal computers without owners' permission is spreading to state legislatures, turning up pressure on PC pests.

    Late on Wednesday, Utah apparently became the first state to pass a law regulating spyware and other advertising software, although the bill has yet to be signed by the governor. Lawmakers in Iowa and California also have introduced their own spyware control proposals in the past several weeks....

    ...The bill also bars "context based" tools from triggering unrelated advertisements based on visiting Web sites on a certain topic, as happened to the contact lens company.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1024_3-5170...ml?tag=cd_lede

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    The media and those who had their systems whacked by spyware/adware hidden downloads are hungry to stop this Gorrilla Marketing practice.

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    I saw this too. Hooray! Can-Spam forced some people to change their pratices and hopefully this will have a similar impact if it becomes law.

    Cheers,

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    Hi Beth,

    In tracing my steps I relized you are the one that turned me onto this article when you posted it over at the AM forum. Thanks.

    I LOVE your sig BTW, very nicely done!
    Talk soon!

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    Linda,

    thanks!

    I actually found the article here. lol

    But isn't it welcome news! Hopefully, it will stir the pot they way Can-Spam did and will help us put this issue to bed once and for all.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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