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Spyware definitions released

The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) released their definitions of spyware today, available at the website. The document includes a table of technologies that could be classified as spyware, depending on factors including control, notice and consent.

The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) released their definitions of spyware today, available at the website. The document includes a table of technologies that could be classified as spyware, depending on factors including control, notice and consent.  Another document (PDF) is available, with a summary of the nearly 400 public comments and the ASC's response.

The coalition also outlined their next project, called Risk Modeling, as a prelude to planned development of industry best practices. A draft is available for review and will be open for public comments until November 27.

A public workshop, Defining the Problem, Developing Solutions, to be held in February 9, 2006 in Washington, DC was also announced. Online registration is available now.