Analysing Countermeasures Against Privacy-Invasive Software
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Overview: Technology has revolutionized the way one collect, store and process information. With the help of information technology it is possible to accumulate huge data quantities for instant or later use. The fact that information (such as user interests) creates value to advertisers has given rise to a parasitic market, focusing on information theft. Software vendors take advantage of these achievements based on questionable commercial incentives when creating and distributing questionable software. Throughout this paper the author groups such software together under the term Privacy-Invasive Software (PIS).