It’s not pretty, but minds are changing, with regard to what needs to be done about spyware.
While I think that the programmers that came up with the grande scheme that is spyware should likely have their keyboards crushed beneath the tire of a 747 as they look on, it doesn’t mean that what they did was necessarily illegal if you clicked that silly “I agree” button.
I hate to say it folks, but.. um.. I’ve never had problems with slowdowns or crashes as a result of spyware. I’ve never opened e-mail from people I didn’t know. I’ve also run all those emails from people I don’t know through a spam filter so that if I get email from that person again, I won’t see it in my inbox. In fact, I’ve had one computer virus in my history of computing, and that was sent to me by an IRCop on a chat network… someone I knew and trusted at the time.… [Read More]