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Here's a piece of software that will make any decent human being vomit. Proudly marketed by spyware outfit SpectorSoft, it's a lowlife Trojan called eBlaster which you can e-mail to anyone in the world foolish enough to use Windows and log their keystrokes, and force their POP mail and Hotmail and Yahoo Web mail accounts to copy you in everything going on.

"eBlaster records their e-mails, chats, instant messages, Web sites visited and keystrokes typed -- and then automatically sends this recorded information to your own e-mail address," the company proudly boasts.

It's marketed as a 'tool' for over-protective parents and savvy employers, but it's basically a script-kiddie toy which can be delivered surreptitiously to a victim. The potential for abuse is extraordinary, but the company makes no mention of that. They merely warn that if you don't own the computer you infect with their Trojan, you're violating their terms. Surely that stern warning should discourage the malevolent well enough.

It's all part of a growing, post-modern set piece where the private communications of human beings is seen as 'abuse' on the job and where conscientious parents must prevent the next Columbine-style blood-fest by reading their children's personal correspondence. It's for our own good, after all. Wherever selfish, 'individual' human activity is strictly regulated, society always benefits. And what could be more noble than that?

We therefore applaud SpectorSoft for their selfless contribution to the perfect society. ®

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