It doesn’t take an NSA spymaster to snoop on your digital doings. Thanks to a free software program, distributed by police departments all around the country, any creep with a basic knowledge of the Internet could be monitoring your children’s online activities.
ComputerCop is advertised as an easy-to-install tool for parents to monitor what their kids do online. And because it’s handed out by law enforcement, it has an official seal of approval.
But ComputerCop is actually a form of spyware that could transmit information your kids type to an unencrypted third party server that anyone can see.
Fusion first heard of this from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that defends online civil liberties and privacy rights.