Guilherme sez, “Last week Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the FTC against several providers of ‘stalker spyware.’ These are companies that advertise monitoring software with language like ‘can secretly record your wife.’
Some also advertise ‘remote install,’ ie, you send an executable email attachment disguised as something else, and the recipient is unaware of the monitoring. EPIC’s complaint alleges that these companies engage in unfair and deceptive practices.
These companies promote illegal surveillance, they promote Trojan Horse email attacks, and they fail to warn their costumers against illegal uses. EPIC asks the FTC to stop these practices, seek compensation for victims, and further study this industry.
LINK to complaint.
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