Simson Garfinkel has an article in Salon about a monitoring program installed on his computer along with some children’s software. Spyware is becoming an increasingly significant problem, and I think that it’s going to take legislation to solve. Most people aren’t attentive enough to figure out whether such software is running on their system, and software makers are not beholden to disclose that their software is sending reports back to the mother ship when you run it.