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