Sept. 1, 2021, 4:15 p.m. EDT

FTC bans SpyFone from surveillance business

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said it has banned SpyFone and its chief executive, Scott Zuckerman, from the surveillance business. The bans come in the wake of allegations that the stalkerware app company "secretly harvested and shared data on people's physical movements, phone use, and online activities through a hidden device hack," the agency said in a news release . The agency said this is the second case it has brought against stalkerware apps, and the first where it is obtaining a ban.

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