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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


AT&T's Cricket jumps on Samsung Galaxy S6 bandwagon, sets price at $20 down

The smartphone is the first flagship to launch with Cricket's new trio of Phone Payment Plans.

By April 15, 2015


Cricket Wireless intros financing and leasing options for prepaid phones

The AT&T brand is the first national prepaid carrier to offer three different financing options for smartphones.

By April 8, 2015


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


To catch a thief, with monitoring software

Identity of faux thief is revealed in a matter of hours in CNET experiment with LoJack for Laptops.

By October 9, 2012


Hybrid solar-wind power connects rural Navajos

A family on the Navajo Reservation gets electricity service for the first time by using a utility-financed package of solar, wind, and battery storage. Next up: a renewable-energy-powered Internet connection.

By November 17, 2011


PC rental store sued for alleged Webcam spying

A Wyoming couple, customers of Aaron's, a PC rental company based in Atlanta, sues the company after alleging that Aaron's was using webcam spying software to monitor its renters without their knowledge.

By May 4, 2011


Adobe Creative Suite 5: Why buy when you can rent?

Adobe rolls out its new subscription pricing plan. Does $348 a year to lease Photoshop sound more attractive than $700 to own?

By April 10, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1444: A line to the sky! (Podcast)

We all want to stream video on our devices but the big companies are saying "NO"! Bring on the parade of lawyers! and the Department of Justice approves Googles dream to help us plan our vacations so that we can travel freely about the world connected to our clouds & Google social media of course, while Facebook is engineering green open sourced servers that will require no air conditioning. What does this all mean?

By April 8, 2011