Rent-to-own firms settle computer spying charges
This is a screenshot of DesignerWare’s fake Microsoft Windows registration screen that was used to trick people into providing personal information, the FTC says.
Eight companies accused of spying on consumers via rented computers have agreed to settle charges that they broke the law and engaged in unfair trade practices, the Federal Trade Commission announced.
The rent-to-own companies are accused of using a program called “Detective Mode” that pinpointed the whereabouts of computers via geolocation tracking software if consumers were late on payments.
The software also was…
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