Internet giants take on adware

Internet leaders, including Yahoo and AOL, are backing a plan that would certify software as adware and spyware free in an attempt to stem unwanted softwareplaguing users’ computers. Dubbed the Truste Download Program and administered by the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Truste, it would be a white list of voluntarily-submitted software that meets a number of anti-adware, anti-spyware criteria. The companies sponsoring the plan – Yahoo!, America Online, Computer Associates, CNET Networks and Verizon – would only distribute or advertise on programs on the white list.  Read more