Police Departments Distribute Dangerous Spyware in the Name of “Child Safety”

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

"Law Enforcement Internet Security Computer Cop Parental Internet Monitoring Software"

“Law Enforcement Internet Security Computer Cop Parental Internet Monitoring Software”

Hundreds of Police Departments Distribute ‘Internet Safety Software’ That’s Actually Dangerous Spyware:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/hundreds-police-departments-distribute-internet-safety-software-dangerous-spyware/

(Dave MaassEFF.org) Police chiefs, sheriffs, and district attorneys have handed out hundreds of thousands of copies of the disc to families for free at schools, libraries, and community events, usually as a part of an “Internet Safety” outreach initiative. The packaging typically features the agency’s official seal and the chief’s portrait, with a signed message warning of the “dark and dangerous off-ramps” of the Internet.

As official as it looks, ComputerCOP is actually just spyware, generally bought in bulk from a New York company that appears to do nothing but market this software to local government agencies.

(Read Entire Article Here…)

My Commentary: Smooth move, ExLax.

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