Friday, July 15, 2005

Almost a year has gone by and so much has happened, yet so little has changed. The proposed anti-spyware bills have rapidly emerged at the Federal and the State level, but there have been no real solutions and a lot of failed attempts.

Microsoft finally stepped into the Anti-spyware software space and then angered everyone by going soft on Claria, Intermix settled a spyware suit with New York State for $7.5M and then got acquired for $580M, WhenU cleaned up their act and won a landmark Internet trademark case, the Supreme Court ruled on Grokster and Claria ended its profitable relationship with Kazaa, the Anti-Spyware Consortium fell apart and the Anti-Spyware Coalition was born, web users have started changing their habits to avoid spyware, but as of now, this is the only real solution we have for the spyware problem!