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Rented computers from seven different companies secretly took photographs of their users, US authorities have said.
The companies used software made by US company Designerware which could track key strokes and other personal data.
The software, called PC Rental Agent, captured people engaging in "intimate acts"
In addition, the FTC said the software had access to much more sensitive information, including: usernames and passwords for email accounts, social media websites, and financial institutions.
Among the other data collected were social security numbers; medical records; private emails to doctors; bank and credit card statements.
agreed to settle charges that they broke the law and engaged in unfair business practices, the Federal Trade Commission announced.
Ohhh you have made my day that was hillarious
Originally posted by NullVoid
Address: United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3121
Email: Choose any from here
or You can use the easy way
Seriously, why would I enter credit card and other sensitive stuff into publicly rented computer ?
I believe user education is much more important.
Originally posted by alien
reply to post by NullVoid
Gotta agree there.
I amount of people who use public computers like airport kiosks, net-cafes and the like to do things like online banking is just...well...moronic...
edit on 26-9-2012 by alien because: (no reason given)
Those named in the FTC’s complaints include DesignerWare, LLC; its principals, Timothy Kelly and Ronald P. Koller, individually and as officers of DesignerWare, LLC.; Aspen Way Enterprises, Inc.; Watershed Development Corp.; Showplace, Inc., d/b/a Showplace Rent-to-Own; J.A.G. Rents, LLC, d/b/a ColorTyme; Red Zone, Inc., d/b/a ColorTyme; B. Stamper Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Premier Rental Purchase; and C.A.L.M. Ventures, Inc., d/b/a Premier Rental Purchase.