Cookies Removed From Spy Act

Posted on February 23, 2005 reports that third-party cookies have been removed from the Spy Act by the House. The Spy Act easily passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last October by 399 votes for to 1 against. says the Spy Act will prohibit spyware like phishing, keystroke logging, homepage hijacking and ads that cannot be turned off without turning off your PC. Phising is a turning into one of the biggest problems facing online banking and online merchants. Cookies can be a privacy concern but they are not outright data theft like these other tools.

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