spyware

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computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent

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About StopBadware StopBadware makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites.
I have fed at its trough many times -- as a personal guest; as an advisory board member of Stop Badware, an NGO it sponsors; and as a speaker at its events.
The service from Google will warn users of its search engine about links to sites identified by the Stop Badware Coalition as harmful.
A new Web site established by experts at several top universities and sponsored by high-tech companies like Google and Sun Microsystems offers a suggestion: badware.
During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating small businesses about badware to developing approaches to help smartphone phone users protect their handsets.
The Ads Integrity Alliance is a natural extension of StopBadware's mission to make the Web safer by combating badware," said the nonprofit organization's executive director, Maxim Weinstein.