EPIC Files Complaint Against “Stalker Spyware” Companies


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.

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