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Anti-spyware Coalition Proposed Guidelines


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:59 AM

From the Coalition's Introduction:

The anti-spyware industry offers a robust selection of tools to consumers in the marketplace. As is to be expected in such an environment, the rating systems used to classify Spyware and other Potentially Unwanted Technologies vary between Anti-Spyware vendors. The members of ASC believe that reputable anti-spyware companies should be transparent about their decisions to help users understand how anti-spyware tools make decisions; software publishers understand what may concern users; and Anti-Spyware vendors share information about emerging threats.

To facilitate that transparency, the ASC has developed a list of a broad set of behaviors that its members can use to help users make decisions.


The entire draft document :

http://www.antispywarecoalition.org/documents/riskmodel.htm

News Articles about the draft:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5918113.html

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123278,00.asp

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/28/anti-spyware_defs/


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John
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