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Treas. Dept. Rpt. Shows ComputerCOP Used Bogus Endorsement Letter To Get Police To Distribute Keylogger

A little over three years ago, we wrote about a detailed investigation by Dave Maass at EFF to reveal that an app called ComputerCOP, that was given out by hundreds of police departments to parents supposedly for protecting their kids, was actually dangerous spyware that transmitted information typed by users (including kids) over the internet without encryption. Even worse, tax dollars were being used by police departments to "purchase" this software for distribution to unsuspecting parents. The details were ugly, and it even included ComputerCOP using a bogus "endorsement letter" from the Treasury Dept. -- leading the Treasury Department to put out a fraud alert about the software...

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171121/18043138667/treasury-department-report-shows-computercop-used-bogus-endorsement-letter-to-get-police-to-distribute-keylogger.shtml






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