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StopBadware.org: lotta al badware.


"Regaining Control of Our Computers"


StopBadware.org compie due anni. Un'apprezzabile, qualificata ed efficace iniziativa nella lotta al cosiddetto "badware".


Courtesy of
Wikipedia

"... StopBadware.org is a "Neighborhood Watch" campaign aimed at fighting badware. We will seek to provide reliable, objective information about downloadable applications in order to help consumers to make better choices about what they download on to their computers. We aim to become a central clearinghouse for research on badware and the bad actors who spread it, and to become a focal point for developing collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware..."

"... Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute are leading this initiative with the support of several prominent tech companies, including Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems. Consumer Reports WebWatch is serving as an unpaid special advisor..."

"... Directors of StopBadware.org are John Palfrey, Executive Director of the Berkman Center and Harvard Clinical Professor of Law, and Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law Visiting Professor and Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University. Advisory board members include Esther Dyson and Vint Cerf ..." (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

Nel Working Group di StopBadware.org ritroviamo anche una "vecchia conoscenza": Eric L. Howes

"... For more information about the initiative, visit our Frequently Asked Questions..."

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-> What is badware?
"... There are several commonly recognized terms for specific kinds of badware - spyware, malware, and deceptive adware. Badware is malicious software that tracks your moves online and feeds that information back to shady marketing groups so that they can ambush you with targeted ads. If your every move online is checked by a pop-up ad, it's highly likely that you, like 59 million Americans, have spyware or other malicious badware on your computer..."
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"... Our Reports..."

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