Parents: Watch your detectives

September 8, 2009

Here’s perhaps another example of the law of unintended consequences…

A consumer advocate has found that some brands of computer monitoring software — designed to protect kids online — actually compiles marketing data about the kids’ habits, and then sells that information to advertisers.

According to an article by AP Business Writer Deborah Yao, two leading brands of  monitoring software track and sell the information that children disclose online.  They are: Sentry and FamilySafe.


One comment

  1. That’s very scary — and sinister. I am glad my son is older now …

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