Cyber Spying Software!

A software designed to track down computers in case these get stolen is in violation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act and seven computer renting stores together with the software vendor has agreed to settle FTC charges of breaching users privacy. The software allows the renting stores to disable a computer if it was stolen, or if the renter failed to make timely payments. The software also collected data that allowed the renting operators to secretly track the location of rented computers, and thus the computers’ users. In addition the software could also log key strokes, capture screen shots and take photographs using a computer’s webcam. It also presented a fake software program registration screen that tricked consumers into providing their personal contact information.

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