Monday, January 30, 2006

Cyber citizens’ watch Website Launched

Last week, Harvard University's Berkman Center and the Oxford Internet Institute launched a "Neighborhood Watch" initiative against spyware and other malicious software programs.

A new website,, will spotlight the companies that make millions of dollars by tricking Internet users to download malicious spyware, adware and malware programs they don't want. The multiyear initiative will empower consumers to fight back against badware. It is being supported by prominent high-tech companies, including Google, Lenovo and Sun Microsystems. Consumer Reports WebWatch, a grant-funded project of Consumers Union, has agreed to a pro-bono role as special consumer adviser.

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