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by Steve Gibson, Gibson Research Corporation
Privacy and Spyware Info on the Net
As you can see from the accumulation of links below, Internet privacy, web surf tracking and profiling, and sneaky backchannel conduct in general has suddenly become a hot topic. If you're interested in keeping an eye on these events, or drawing your own conclusions from the tide, you will probably find the following articles and sites to be of interest.

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A FANTASTIC Spyware Lookup Database Site:

 This http://www.spychecker.com/ web site is a fabulous resource for people aware of and concerned by the threat and problem of Spyware. HIGHLY recommended!

GOOGLE's search on the topic:

 GOOGLE Search: "Spyware Infested Software" This will will ask the terrific Google search engine to search the Internet for the the terms "Spyware Infected Software". A browse of the returned pages will be very educational.

Privacy-Related Web Sites:

   Richard Smith's Excellent Report on Web Browser Extensions
   Richard Smith's Excellent Technology of Spying Pages
   Privacy Place: News, Information, and Views about Personal Privacy
      Tom Maddox Editorial: Part I - Eudora, Phone Home.: Privacy Place
      Tom Maddox Editorial Part II - Aureate Is Your Friend: Privacy Place Editorial
      Tom Maddox Editorial Part III - Rude and Intrusive Software: Editorial
   JunkBusters: Bust the Junk Out of Your Life!

Privacy-Related Articles:

   Profiling: JunkBusters Article
   The Eroded Self: New York Times Magazine
   Terrific New York Times Privacy Links Page!: New York Times Magazine
   Government ponders Internet privacy issues: InfoWorld (Feb 18, 2000)
   The Aureate Mess: Fred Langa's Newsletter (Mar 2, 2000)
   More Aureate "Spyware" Options: Fred Langa's Newsletter (Mar 6, 2000)
   But The Aureate Mess Lingers On: Fred Langa's Newsletter (Mar 9, 2000)
   Software Goes Free — With Ads: PC World (Mar 21, 2000)
   Discussion forum of above article: FreeRepublic.com (Mar 21, 2000)
   What Does "Private" Mean?: BYTE.com (Apr 3, 2000)
   Getting Snooped On? Too Bad: Wired News (Apr 7, 2000)
   Digital signatures a threat to privacy?: ZDNet News (Apr 7, 2000)
   New Web site security scanner will read your HDD: The Register (Apr 7, 2000)
   Protecting privacy: InfoWorld (Apr 28, 2000)
   A plan to track Web use stirs up privacy concerns: MSNBC.com

Privacy Resource Articles:

   Privacy 2000: In Web We Trust?: PC World (June 2000)
   Privacy Special Report: Stealth Surfing: PC World (June 2000)

Aureate-Specific Articles:

   Privacy Concerns Raised Over Adbot Software: Internet News (Feb 24, 2000)
   Are security fears running ahead of reality?: CNET (Feb 28, 2000)
   I Call It Spyware. So Sue Me!: ZDTV, FreshGear (Mar 30, 2000)
   Aureate Trojan fears unfounded, but ...: PC Week (Apr 3, 2000)

OptOut-Specific Articles:

   Two FREE Automatic "Aureate Mess" Fixes: Langa's Newsletter (Mar 16, 2000)
   Rid your system of the Aureate Trojan horse: InfoWorld (Mar 17, 2000)
   Spyware Removal Utility Sparks Privacy Debate: Internet News (Mar 20, 2000)
   Stop 'Spyware' From Following You on the Net: ZDTV (Mar 22, 2000)
   Aureate Spyware defeated with utility: The Register (Mar 23, 2000)
   Utility Combats 'Spyware': PC World (Mar 28, 2000)
   New utility combats 'spyware': CNN.com (Mar 30, 2000)
   The Aureate Spying Case: Stroud's CWSApps Review
   Scandal: Downloaded software spying: Al Fasoldt's "technofile" (Apr 2, 2000)

Books:

   The Unwanted Gaze - Destruction of Privacy in America: NYT Book Review


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1  OptOut Homepage 
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6  The OptOut Program 
10  GRC Privacy Forums 
3  Spyware Analyzer 
7  OptOut User's Guide 
11  Keeping Informed 
4  Known Spyware 
8  OptOut User's FAQ 
12  GRC Privacy FAQ 

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