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12/22/2021

FTC Finalizes Order Banning Stalkerware Provider from Spyware Business

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The Federal Trade Commission has finalized an order banning a stalkerware provider and its CEO from the surveillance business to settle allegations the company secretly harvested and shared data on people’s physical movements, phone use, and online activities.

In a complaint first announced in September 2021, the FTC alleged that Support King, LLC, which did business as SpyFone.com, and its CEO Scott Zuckerman sold stalkerware apps that allowed purchasers to surreptitiously monitor photos, text messages, web histories, GPS locations, and other personal information on the phone on which the app was installed without the device owner’s knowledge.

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