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Rent-to-own firms settle computer spying charges

Rented computers had software on them that was used to surreptitiously log key strokes, capture screen shots and take photos of people who were late on payments, FTC says.

By September 25, 2012


Aaron's computer rental chain settles FTC spying charges

The rent-to-own computer company settles a complaint that accused it of secretly taking Webcam photos of users in their homes and recording keystrokes of Web site login credentials.

By October 22, 2013


HP makes rent-to-own move

September 18, 2002


CD-ROMs turn rent-to-own

Wave Systems has come up with a technology that it thinks will help CD-ROM publishers improve declining sales.

By June 25, 1997


Short Take: Wave Systems sell $3 million in stock

Electronic distributor of software Wave Systems has sold $3 million in preferred shares through a private placement for working capital. Wave's metering and transaction services, including its Net-based WINPublish service, lets content owners distribute material using rental, rent-to-own, and pay-per-use transactions.

By January 3, 1997


Short Take: Wave, Creative offer pay-per-use software

Wave Systems and Creative Technology have reached an agreement to offer multimedia educational and entertainment software through Wave's pay-per-use service, WinPurchase. Transactions also can be made on a rent-to-own basis, or offline from DVD and CD-ROM.

By November 15, 1996