StopBadware, which began four years ago at Harvard as an anti-malware effort “to build and share knowledge through the collective efforts of a community of web users,” announced it has spun off as a standalone nonprofit organization. The action was taken to reflect the group’s evolution from research project to mission-driven organization. StopBadware analyzes website data and advocates for safer internet practices. Representatives from corporate partners Google, PayPal and Mozilla sit on the board and have committed initial funding. – GM