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--Bill Would Require Permission to Install Spyware (29 July 2003)

Representative Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has introduced the Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act, which would require businesses to obtain explicit permission before installing spyware on people's computers. Spyware monitors people's Internet habits and gathers information on them; often, spyware disclosures are included in software licensing agreements, which many users do not read carefully. news.com article