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    Now this is money well spent...!
    We finally have a united bi-partisan, anti-spyware bill... that
    looks like it will be passed into law during the 109th congress...

    Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana) along with colleagues...
    Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
    Have introduced and are pushing "The Spyblock Act" ...

    "...while the file-sharing networks that often distribute spyware
    may be free in monetary terms, the costs to a userís privacy are steep.
    Of the 60 million users of one popular file-sharing program, few know
    they are being watched through the spyware that was downloaded
    onto their computers.

    The depth ó and hidden nature ó of this problem is why I continue to
    work to combat the flood of spyware casting a pall over the growing
    online population. The Spyblock Act relies on a common-sense approach
    to prohibit the installation of software on consumersí computers
    without notice, consent and reasonable uninstall procedures. The notice
    and consent approach that the Spyblock Act takes would end the
    methods that some bad-actors use to secretly download programs onto
    computers. It will force providers to give consumers clear and
    conspicuous notice that a software program will be downloaded to
    their computers and requires user consent.

    It is impossible to understand how any of the individuals or companies
    using spyware believe that tracking internet usage, stealing passwords
    and hijacking the processors of someoneís computer, all without their
    knowledge, is justifiable. When surfing the Net, everyone should have
    the privacy and security they expect.

    It is time to call the bad-actors to account and keep these hackers from
    hiding in the shadows of hard drives across the country. The Spyblock
    Act will put the power back into computer usersí hands. It will allow
    consumers to decide when programs can be installed on their computers
    and will punish those who deceitfully make that decision for them..."

    There is also a bill making itís way through the House of Representatives
    sponsored by Mary Bono (R-Calif) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) ... that seeks
    to establish fines for spyware violations at levels between $11,000.00 and
    $3,000,000.00... depending on the severity of the violation...

    Letís hear it for the good guys... Is this great news or what...?

    Bob
    <Font size="1" color="99000">Never doubt anybody's word for anything... but... Always double check everything... - Grandpa</font>

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    Angry
    I've alway put my faith in the power of the mob being victimized by the Adwhores and info peddlers. Imagine 200,000 angry demonstrators outside the offices of the networks and the major B-a-Ho operators screaming for blood over hijacking their systems.

    Take it to the streets you victimized shoppers and turn NYC, Washington DC and LA into a mirror of downtown Beruit demanding even countries clean up their acts or face the wrath of the ultimate victims.

    What does everyone think about Haiko and some ABWer hosting/registrar members donating www.B-a-HO.com and 1 year hosting to me and Charlie upon reaching 13,000 posts at ABW???? We all could have fun developing out that site to keep the pressure on those I love to hate.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    Outsourced Program Manager Jorge - SHOPiMAR's Avatar
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    That's great news webpartner, thanks for the find.

    Spyblock "Software Principles Yielding Better Levels of Consumer Knowledge"

    Change is coming, to a parasite near you!


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