Aaron’s agrees to stop spying on computer renters

October 22, 2013

Business, Legal Affairs, Technology

Aaron’s Inc., an Atlanta-based rent-to-own retailer with dozens of store sin Mississippi, has agreed to stop using software to secretly spy on and photograph customers who rented computers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The Federal Trade Commission had accused Aaron’s and its franchisees of using software to monitor customers’ computer keystrokes and secretly watch them in their homes through the computers’ webcams, the Times reported.

In some instances, the company captured images of customers engaged in what the FTC called “intimate activities.”

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One Response to “Aaron’s agrees to stop spying on computer renters”

  1. Dan Marcus Says:

    Aaron’s ” agrees ” to stop this illicit behavior ? What a farce, if an individual was caught doing this it would be a felony. Corporate America buys their way out again.

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