When Brigadoon Software launched PC PhoneHome 13 years ago there were only two companies doing theft tracking and recovery. “We were the first to use the Internet to track your computer – in 1999 we advertised the first Internet-based tracking software to ascertain the location using the originating IP addresses ,” said Tim Albright, VP Brigadoon Software. “They were still using a dial-up number. In the ensuing time many new tracking products have been marketed. Which concerns the Brigadoon staff, who are ex law enforcement, predominately retired NYPD investigators. “All of these are in violation of eavesdropping or wiretapping laws,” Albright said. “It’s illegal to own, possess, or use any device designed for the surreptitious tracking of electronic communications. When you take screen shots of what the person is doing… you’re eavesdropping. When sending copies of what they’re typing that’s illegal copying of electronic communication.” Read the whole story here: http://securebuzz.ca/2012/08/331-331/
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