Spyware Bills Pass House

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NEW YORK The House of Representatives passed two separate bills aimed at spyware, leaving it up to the Senate to decide which approach to take.

The Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act, passed 393-4, requires that software makers get users’ permission before downloading software on their computers. The bill is aimed at both spyware and adware programs that do not get consent during downloading.

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