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Spy vs. Spy

Internet adware companies are trying to reform themselves before politicians and angry consumers do it for them

By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / April 24, 2006

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Bill Day wants a second chance. Day is chief executive of WhenU.com Inc., a New York advertising company that used to smuggle its ''spyware" computer programs onto millions of Internet computers. Spyware programs have long infuriated Internet users by installing themselves without permission, generating a flood of unwanted pop-up advertisements, and even preventing users from uninstalling the offending programs. (Full article: 1006 words)

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