"Two anti-spyware bills are being readied in time for a hearing Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The measures, one sponsored by a California Republican and the other by a Washington Democrat, take different approaches toward software that lurks on a computer and serves pop-up ads or transmits personal information. But both make the same point: Official Washington is becoming officially fed up with the proliferation of spyware and adware. The new attention paid to malicious software follows last fall's unprecedented focus on unsolicited commercial e-mail. " Full story from C|Net: here 'Bout bloody time.