spyware


Canadian Industry Groups Want to Legalize Spyware?

By Drew Wilson A recent submission made by a number of corporate organizations in the Canadian anti-spam initiative is raising alarm bells. The groups are demanding that certain kinds of software (like spyware) be exempt from provisions of the anti-spam law that could theoretically be used for the purposes of anti-piracy operations on the personal


Report: Sony BMG Arming PS3s With Rootkits in Firmware Update

Sony’s problems began when the root keys for the PlayStation 3 were discovered and posted online. Now, in an effort to fight against jailbreakers, Sony has reportedly been using the latest firmware update to upload rootkit technology on to the game console to spy on gamers and make sure home brew games never make their



Hadopi Mulling Mandatory Spyware to Help Enforce Three Strikes Law

Many questions have been raised on how HADOPI planned on enforcing a three strikes law. One particular question that really raises doubts on the possibility of enforcement is how to guard against false accusation. One idea being floated right now is forcing users to install spyware that can do real-time observations of what internet protocols


Election Debate Questions for the Technically Inclined

Many Canadians realize their country is at a critical point in its political history. Between gas taxes, the political bickering and everything else going on, one would tend to think that the Internet debate has been shelved in a dusty corner as so many other issues have grabbed the spotlight.