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Utah's anti-spyware law

Utah's anti-spyware law

Posted Mar 31, 2004 19:09 UTC (Wed) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
Parent article: Utah's anti-spyware law

They just have to tell us, in plain language, what they intend to do and get our consent, and make it possible for us to uninstall whatever we let them put on our computers, if we later change our minds.

When I last installed a program containing spyware on a Windows machine, the "click-through" license agreement included in plain langauge that the program shows ads so I think it wouldn't be much change - people never read the licensee anyway.

Bye,NAR


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Utah's anti-spyware law

Posted Mar 31, 2004 19:45 UTC (Wed) by dsime (guest, #5764) [Link]


Ah but then

and make it possible for us to uninstall whatever we let them put on our computers, if we later change our minds.


Utah's anti-spyware law

Posted Apr 1, 2004 12:11 UTC (Thu) by NAR (subscriber, #1313) [Link]

That specific software was easily uninstallable - just a click on the "Uninstall" icon and it's gone. I still do think this law won't change anything - most of the applications are uninstallable anyway and their license already contained paragraphs about the ads.

Bye,NAR

Utah's anti-spyware law

Posted Apr 2, 2004 20:53 UTC (Fri) by farnz (subscriber, #17727) [Link]

You've never had experience of some of the nastier bits of Windows spyware; several products install something called "Cydoor", which is next to impossible to remove without downloading something like Adaware.


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