|reply to lugnut |
Re: Software on rented PCs can spy on you
No need to think twice about rent-to-own places, they are the most expense way to buy anything. The fact that they have added illegal wiretapping, surveillance, blackmail and coercion to their trade is disturbing, however these crimes do dovetail so nicely with loan sharking anyways, it seems a logical fit.
Even if the device had an off button it would almost certainly be a soft-off device (a physical input tied to the input like of some processing system) which could be changed via software (and therefore remotely) anyways.