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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Adware, spyware responsible for changed online behaviour

This is interesting. I have been ranting for months that it is at least partially the responsibility of Internet users to take care of their own computers. Anyone should know by now that there is a lot of bad stuff out there - and an easy surfing is not made easier by companies that adopt similar tactics to the "bad guys" (although this relates to phishing).

Pew Internet and American Life Project now issued a statement saying that "Internet users worried about spyware and adware are shunning specific Web sites, avoiding file-sharing networks, even switching browsers."

So may be we don't need to test users about their ability to surf the web anymore?

It is a clear sign that self-regulation is somewhat helpful, although we might still find those who openly admit that they trade spyware for free stuff on the web.

(By Asia Business Consulting)