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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4132143.stm

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    The makers of computer programs that secretly spy on what people do with their home PCs could face hefty fines in California.

    From 1 January, a new law is being introduced to protect computer users from software known as spyware.

    The legislation, which was approved by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is designed to safeguard people from hackers and help protect their personal information.

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    Leave it to Arnie to go after the Girly men posing as Adwhore tranvestites infecting 90% of all computers with their crapware. Now would be a great time to launch a free legal clinic site taking a 100.00 fee to whack the adware/spyware hidden install perps with those 1000.00 fines. Heck I'd promote that one if it had an affiliate program..
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    180 Solutions will by on the phone to their GoP friends in DC, and Arnie will be being told to pull his head in right about........


    now.

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    This is Great news !! It was high time something like this came up.

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    Good, it's a step in the right direction.
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    Unfortunately I can't share your optimism. When I looked at the bill late last year, I found it ineffective.

    See my article: California's Toothless Spyware Law.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ben Edelman:
    Unfortunately I can't share your optimism. When I looked at the bill late last year, I found it ineffective.

    See my article: http://www.benedelman.org/news/092904-1.html. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually I was being sarcastic. But then again I never expected much comment on any of this.

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