StealthGenie CEO Indicted

StealthGenie is a Pakistani company that sells a smartphone app that allows a remote party to monitor the phone. The CEO was just indicted in the US:

“Selling spyware is not just reprehensible, it’s a crime,” Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Criminal Division, said in a statement. “Apps like StealthGenie are expressly designed for use by stalkers and domestic abusers who want to know every detail of a victim’s personal life—all without the victim’s knowledge.”

This is likely to be a big deal. The company should have sold the spyware only to governments. That would have been okay.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:48 AM0 Comments

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