FTC settles with computer rental stores who spied on users

By Matthew
Sep 26, 2012
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  1. Seven computer rental companies and a software developer have settled federal charges that they spied on customers. Developed by the now-defunct DesignerWare LLC, PC Rental Agent was installed on as many as 420,000 computers by more than 1,617 rent-to-own stores...

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  2. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 617   +54

    WOW and this was settled?! They should be in prison.
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Electrical tape over your camera doesn't seem so silly anymore, hu? Conspiracy theorists were right.
  4. Wait until you see cloud computing
  5. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 452   +53

    And they imprison file sharers but not those criminals? Where's the justice?
  6. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Backwards justice, ecitsuj sdrawkcab, ya think..
  7. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    They were taking from plain ol' people, not from corporations, so that's okay. Really, think about it - these "victims" weren't even rich enough to buy their own computers. In whose imagination do such people even HAVE any rights? Not in today's U.S., certainly.


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