Anti-Spyware Bill Passes Congress

Posted on October 7, 2004

Anti-spyware bill H.R. 2929, called the Spy Act, has easily passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by 399 votes for to 1 against. InternetNews.com reports that the bill prohibits "phishing, keystroke logging, home page hijacking and ads that can't be closed except by shutting down a computer."

InternetNews.com also reports that another bill will follow the Spy Act that will assign criminal penalties to companies and people delivering spyware. This is without-a-doubt very important legislation because there is a gluttony of spyware on the Internet and honest companies and web surfers need a way to diminish or stop it.
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