Judge rules it acceptable for company to continue spying on customers through their webcams

21 Jul

A judge has ruled against an injunction barring computer rental company, Aarons, from spying on it’s customers using malware which controls webcams.

Aarons, which rents out computers to its customers, has been using software that transmits images and communications(including customers’ bank account details!) on the rental computers back to the Aarons’ offices. The judge based his ruling on the fact that the Aarons employee who had provided the evidence of the webcam spying was no longer employed by Aarons, and therefore that the evidence didn’t constitute proof of likely future harm.

This is yet another blow against the bustling computer rental industry!

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