Resources

Spyware Info

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1618803,00.asp
PC Magazine Anti-spyware article

http://www.lw.com/resource/Publications/_pdf/pub1058_1.pdf
Latham & Watkins' whitepaper on consumer-oriented spyware legislation

rtsp://video.c-span.org/15days/e101204_ftc.rm
Lydia Parnes, Acting Director for the Bureau of Consumer Protection, speaks at a Federal Trade Commission conference on spyware software. 35 min. video, RealPlayer required

http://www.spywareguide.com/
The Spyware Guide was created to provide an all inclusive and updated resource on spyware applications, what they do and how they're used

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/
Spyware Information Forums

http://www.spychecker.com/
Searchable list of the latest software that contains spyware as well as prevention utilities

http://www.spyware.co.uk/
The UK 's spyware watch site with discussion forum

http://eric_goldman.tripod.com/resources/spywareadware.htm
Panelist Eric Goldman's Spyware/Adware Resources page

http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/
Ben Edelman's spyware research page

 

Organizations

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/default.mspx
Microsoft's Security at Home Spyware Resource Page

http://www.cdt.org/privacy/spyware/
Center for Democracy and Technology Spyware Site
-CDT's Official SpyWare Report

http://www.unwantedlinks.com/
Unwanted Links is devoted to raising consumer awareness about consumer privacy and the problems of spyware and adware programs

 

Legislation

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/spyware/index.htm
FTC Spyware Workshop

http://www.le.state.ut.us/%7E2004/bills/hbillenr/hb0323.htm
Utah Legislation

http://www.house.gov/inslee/tech_spyware.htm
U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) (spyware legislation in the house)

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:H.R.4661:
Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004 (Introduced in House)

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/spyware04.htm
National Conference of State legislatures on Spyware legislation in 6 states
SB 1436 ( Murray ) Chapter 843, Statutes of 2004 (signed on Sept 28, 2004)

http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/SB1436Letter.htm
-PRC's letter against SB 1436

 

Listservs/Email Contacts

Computer Privacy Digest
mailto:comp-privacy-request@uwm.eduwrite in message body: subscribe cpd
Discussion on the effect of technology and privacy.

Wiretap
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Information Security Related Forum on Spyware.

Privacy Forum
mailto:privacy-request@vortex.comwrite in message body: subscribe privacy
Technological and non-technological privacy-related issues.

Risks
mailto:risks-request@csl.sri.comwrite in message body: subscribe
List that discusses the technological risks that happen in today's society

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse mailing list
Contact: Beth Givens, Director: bgivens@privacyrights.org
619.298.3396

California Public Interest Research Group
Contact: Steve Blackledge: 916.448.4516 x91

World Privacy Forum
Executive Director: Pam Dixon, a primary critic of SB 1436, and will likely have a mailing list as WPF is active on the conference circuit
WPF Office: info2004@worldprivacyforum.org
760.436.2489

Internet Alliance
http://www.internetalliance.org/
Executive Director is Emily Hackett: emilyh@internetalliance.org
202.861.2476
California representative is Kaye Caldwell.