> The definition that Stallman seems to be using is the stronger:
> Spyware: software that grabs and uses private information for the benefit of the maker and without the users' consent.
> I can relate to it. Perhaps it is beneficial to spread this definition so other dubious uses of private data are also stigmatized, but it is probably too broad.
That is exactly my point, his definition is to broad, and it dilutes the term. Especially when he defines "submitting a search and being surprised what search engine you are submitting it to" as being "without the users consent"