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Makers of spyware deny marketing their apps to stalkers in domestic-abuse cases (CA)

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 pm

Story : https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/spyware-apps-deny-marketing-for-stalking-1.51





Two companies that sell digital spyware are refuting claims made by a leading digital watchdog group that they market their products as tools for stalkers in domestic-abuse cases.

But the self-described customer service manager for one of the firms acknowledged that at least some customers say they want to buy the software to secretly monitor a spouse or intimate partner. When that happens, he said he explains how to install the app on a "target device."

"It can be your kid, it can be your partner, it can be your boyfriend, girlfriend, depends," a man who answered Mobistealth's customer service line and identified himself only as Fahad, told CBC.

"Obviously, you don't need permission from that person, because it's a hidden application, basically," he said.







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