FTC Settles Spyware Case for $2 Million

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said it reached a $2 million settlement with two California companies and individuals associated with them who were accused of violating federal laws for placing spyware on consumers' computers without their knowledge.

Under the order against Enternet Media Inc., Conspy & Co. Inc., Lida Rohbani, Nima Hakimi and Baback Hakimi, the defendants were permanently prohibited from interfering with a consumer's computer use, including but not limited to distributing software code that tracks consumers' Internet activity or collects other personal information. FTC Settles Spyware Case for $2 Million

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