Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Stop Badware!

In addition to SiteAdvisor.com, Google, Lenovo, and Sun have backed a project by the Berkman Center at the Harvard Law School, the Oxford Internet Institute, and Consumer Reports WebWatch to create a "hall of shame" for purveyors of spyware and adware, at www.stopbadware.org.

StopBadWare and SiteAdvisor.com should team up, if they haven't already (Ben Edelman was formerly a student fellow at the Berkman Center and an advisor to SiteAdvisor.com and has already created his own hall of shame list for affiliate programs)--the latter's data should be quite useful to the former, and is available under Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

Ben Edelman said...

Thanks for the links and the praise. But note that I have no current relationship with the Berkman Center, and no relationship with their StopBadware project.