Thursday, November 17, 2005

Internet Heavyweights Back Adware Whitelist Effort

Several major Internet companies have lined up behind a plan to certify downloadable software as being free of unwanted spyware or other programs that aren't disclosed to consumers seeking out downloadable software.

TRUSTe, a coalition of major e-commerce, Internet and payment companies, said its Trusted Download Program would launch in beta form early in 2006 with the backing of Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) , AOL, Computer Associates, CNET Networks, and Verizon.

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