FTC settles PC spying charges with rent-to-own computers

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    FTC settles PC spying charges with rent-to-own computers
    Associated Press

    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

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      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....