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Shady company tricks police to spread spyware

Have you ever heard of a program called ComputerCOP? It's a disc that gets handed out at events promoting Internet safety worldwide. Sadly, the truth behind this shadowy disc couldn't be further from a "citizen on patrol" for your PC.

In reality, ComputerCOP is just lazily-made spyware distributed by a New York company.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation identified 245 agencies in over 35 states that use this snoopware. Even worse, local police departments get their logo and names in front of the disc.

If this software is on your computer, you might even be a potential target for data thieves.

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