FTC bans ‘brazen’ SpyFone surveillance app, firm must notify victims

The Federal Trade Commission has banned the SpyFone company and its CEO from the surveillance industry, ordering the firm to delete all data and notify everyone affected.

SpyFone was installed on Android devicesSpyFone was installed on Android devices

SpyFone and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman, are now banned from having any connection with “any surveillance app, service, or business,” according to the FTC. The app, which the FTC describes as “brazen stalkerware,” was used to gain root control on Android, and allowed stalkers to monitor everything from photos to web history on the phone.

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