Good Primer on Spyware

Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, Order Code RL32706 (May 18, 2005). This report, written as a primer for Congress, is one of the most balanced descriptions of the spyware issues I’ve seen. (Balance is a rare commodity in the adware/spyware area, given that very few commentators are neutral–including me). For anyone looking to get up to speed on the spyware issues and understand the various Congressional proposals, this report is an excellent choice.