May 11, 2005
Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Spyware
Witness Statements: Sen. Ron Wyden; Trevor Hughes, Executive Director, Network Advertising Initiative; David Moll, Chief Executive Officer, Webroot Software, Inc.; Ari Schwartz, Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Technology.
Webroot State of Spyware Report: A report about the effects of spyware on enterprises and consumers
Adware Called Too Cozy With Spyware
"In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, CDT detailed the business arrangements behind the proliferation of stealth software installations and invasive applications online. CDT described how companies used a complex network of affiliate agreements to deflect accountability while raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in ill-gotten gains. CDT also renewed its call for baseline online privacy legislation." [Link]