Senate goes after Scumware

From the “Continue paving the road with good intentions” department: The US Senate is working on legislation to target spyware and adware.

From Security Pipeline:
“The bipartisan bill would ban software that conceals its installation and operation, tricks users into installing it, can’t be uninstalled through normal uninstall procedures, tracks behavior or collects information without the user’s knowledge, or thwarts user control. Congress says the bill would target adware as well as spyware.”

Well intentioned but unenforceable and ultimately ineffectual.

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