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Who needs the NSA? Anyone could spy on your kids thanks to ComputerCop 

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.

 

Who needs the NSA? Anyone could spy on your kids thanks to ComputerCop 

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.

 

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