`Spyware' Reveals Where You Go on the Internet

    Date12 Oct 2000
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    It might be called "The Spy Who Came in from the Code," and the latest Internet privacy flap would surely give novelist John le Carre a run for his plotline. In recent months, a new breed of advertisement-laden software has drawn . . . It might be called "The Spy Who Came in from the Code," and the latest Internet privacy flap would surely give novelist John le Carre a run for his plotline. In recent months, a new breed of advertisement-laden software has drawn scrutiny from security analysts and consumer advocates. This "spyware," some say, contains sneaky features that can "call home" on Net-connected computers to deliver all sorts of information about users.
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