May 20, 2004

A good start.

Google has announced an initiative to try and discourage the distrubution of "adware, spyware or just plain junk" that comes secretly bundled with other apps.

As a first step, we have outlined a set of principles we believe our industry should adopt and we're sharing them to foster discussion and help solve the problem. We intend to follow these guidelines ourselves with the applications we distribute (such as the Google Toolbar and Google Deskbar). And because we strongly believe these principles are good for the industry and users worldwide, we will encourage our current and prospective business partners to adopt them as well.

[Thanks j-walk]

Posted by jackhodgson at May 20, 2004 08:08 PM