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    House Passes Tough Computer Anti-Spyware Bill

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to crack down on deceptive "spyware" that hides in users' computers and secretly monitors their activities. http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=6422273
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    Guess what.... I know someone ready to be sentenced, for harbouring parasites & spyware.
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The House is expected to vote Wednesday on an anti-spyware bill backed by members of the Judiciary Committee that would stipulate jail time for violators. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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    Great news as the brick-n-mortar merchants, who constantly show up as the major monitary supporters for the adware/spyware perps, get to see their brands paraded into criminal courts. No way can the networks and their inhouse and 2nd party AM firms escape collusion in this planned effort to beta test-breed -feed and monitize these parasiteware criminals.

    That'S right merchants, the TRIAL LAWYERS sharks are coming after you too. They smell blood and money conveniently push onto their law office systems by the Adwhores and their minions. They do follow the money trail and guess who cuts the checks to the cybercriminals, privacy info peddlers and identity thieves?

    If your in any way associated or monitized by pushing B-a-HO's don't expect any visitors while sitting broke in your jail cells. You so thoroughly pissed of all consumers that even the corrupt politicians on Capital Hill voted 399 to 1 your no welcome to do business in the USA....that includes family members. Heck the Washington elites can't even agree who gives the best BJ's there or who throws the best parties, but they sure can unite to indite the affiliate industry as the biggest group of sleezeball menaces penetrating every voters home & office in the USA.

    MoveoverMartha.com might be a good domain name for traffic where the folks can guess who's next in the Who's -Who of affiliates....and their handlers. Haiko I'd suggest you buy that one and link it to ABW.

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to crack down on deceptive "spyware" that hides in users' computers and secretly monitors their activities.

    By a vote of 399 to 1, the House moved to outlaw a range of aggressive advertising and surveillance activities that have outraged consumers over the past two years.

    Spyware can sap computing power, crash machines and bury users under a blizzard of unwanted ads. It can capture passwords, credit-card numbers and other sensitive data.

    Spyware can end up on users' computers when they become infected by a computer virus or download games or other free programs off the Internet.

    Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton said computers used by his Energy and Commerce Committee were found to have been carrying roughly 60 different spyware programs.

    The bill approved by the House would require software makers to get consumers' permission before loading programs on their machines that can collect information about them.

    It would also prohibit a number of practices often associated with spyware, such as reprograming the start page on a user's Web browser, logging keystrokes to capture passwords and other sensitive data, and launching pop-up ads that can't be closed without shutting down the computer.

    Violators could face millions of dollars in fines.

    "I am confident we have drafted a bill that protects consumers without impeding the growth of technology," said California Republican Rep. Mary Bono, the bill's sponsor.

    Congress must settle minor differences with other anti-spyware bills before any of them can become law.

    The House is expected to vote Wednesday on an anti-spyware bill backed by members of the Judiciary Committee that would stipulate jail time for violators.


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    So, where do you get that they will be coming after the merchants and networks out of all that?
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    And this is only the beginning...more to come...

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    Use that abundence of IQ SSanf as those of us who, over the years and thousands of e-mails and posts, forced this action. We know who the perps are and who monitizes the whole operation. Leave it to the lawyers and DA's to follow the money trail. That Bill becomes law and my thousands of rants and challenges to this industry to distance itself from the Adwhores will make me and the other victims cheer!
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    Great news! But it's going to take a few years for them to be snuffed out. Hope the legislation includes funding for enforcement...

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