Lawmaker wants limits to spyware ( If passed, the Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act would require companies to get permission from computer users before installing their spyware software. Spyware is so maligned because the user never gets the opportunity to give informed consent. It is only when they either notice suspicious activity or install countermeasure software that they find out the spyware is installed. I would think boycotting spyware is probably the fastest and most efficient way to deal with the problem. But Rep. Mary Bono thinks there ought to be a law.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.