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Submission + - FTC short-circuits privacy-invading computer spy ring (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "The Federal Trade Commission today said it settled a case that involved seven rent-to-own PC firms and a software vendor which worked together to spy on consumers using the rented computers. The software captured screenshots of confidential and personal information, logged computer keystrokes, and in some cases took webcam pictures of people in their homes, all without owner notice or consent."
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FTC short-circuits privacy-invading computer spy ring

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"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340