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    News: Google helps to fund an antispyware site

    Source: http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2006...ware-site.html

    According to an article by Ryan Naraine in eWeek, “Web search powerhouse Google has joined with Sun Microsystems to fund a new anti-spyware coalition that is on tap to launch on Jan. 24…”. It will be operated by the Berkman Center at Harvard and the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University.

    Apparently, the site is going to be an information ************* and help center for consumers. In an article in the Christian Science Monitor, the group’s co-director was quoted as saying “the coalition will act like a "neighborhood watch" for the Internet, relying on citizens to report problems.”

    The new site, “StopBadware.org” will be up tomorrow. The domain is owned by Google.

    Very surprisingly, Harvard Ph.D candidate and antispyware superstar Ben Edelman is unfortunately not involved.

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    Wow.. http://stopbadware.org/ is actually a great site..
    The "Badware" problem.

    We've all seen it happen: you or someone you know has downloaded something from the internet that seemed harmless enough at the time. Next thing you know, the computer has slowed to a crawl. Pop-up advertising starts to appear out of nowhere. Private information gets sent to some company you've never heard of. And the worst part? Trying to uninstall the software might only make the problem worse.

    Welcome to the world of Badware.

    Viruses and worms are no longer the biggest threat to computer users – now it's badware. Badware is a term we use to encompass the broad range of malicious software that is sneaking onto people's computers, including spyware and deceptive adware. It can subvert your computer for the benefit for a third party, frustrate you with unwanted advertising, and even steal your most personal information.
    A site to keep an eye on !
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    They released their first reports and the first one they dinged was Kazaa. I'm shocked.

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