FTC settles PC spying charges with rent-to-own computers
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle charges that they spied on people using the computers that consumers rented from them.
According to the FTC, the computers captured screenshots of confidential and personal information, logged computer keystrokes and took webcam pictures of people in their homes. All of these things happened without the knowledge or consent of the people who rented the computers, the FTC said.
http://news.yahoo.com/ftc-settles-pc-sp … nance.html
Wow that's one item I would not rent
Or if you absolutely must, clean the hard drive completely and start fresh.
That's kind of scary. Wonder what they were doing with the information? Why in the world would they want a webcam pic?
On the downside, any computer manufacturer can do the same thing for a computer you own....
by Nizam Khan4 years ago
How much RAM do you have in your 64 bit system?
by Prince Maak7 years ago
Can we live or can we work without Computers? How will be our Life without COMPUTERS.
by moneyfairy3 years ago
For instance if you took a t.v. and a computer and cell phone away from a teenager for just a weekend could they figure out what to do with themselves or would they just sit and mope all weekend?Do they for instance...
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