House approves spyware bill...again

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House approves spyware bill...again
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday a pair of bills supporters say will safeguard Internet users from spyware.

After a brief debate, the House overwhelmingly endorsed two substantially different approaches: fining creators of malicious code, and imprisoning anyone who "intentionally impairs" a computer's security.

Monday's vote is effectively a handoff to the Senate, which has been considering spyware legislation for a few months but is not nearly ready to finalize anything. Still, senators have vowed to avoid a repeat of last year's situation, in which the House approved one bill but the Senate never acted.
 
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