Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of DesignerWare, LLC, FTC File No. 1123151
I m shocked that you claim you stopped spying in the rental industry but only restrict the design ware product. I called rent a center where I got my computer from and they inform me that they don t use that product but use something else. The store employee what not say what they use, but only said they used something else. A quick Google and I found Norton, Absolute, and Hightouch which all make similar products. Norton and Absolute do NOT mention rent a center, but Hightouch mentions them as a customer so I can only assume they use that product. There are others too, many more, but these are the three that I find. I don t see how restricting two individuals and their small company stops any of this at all. Does design ware own these other companies, if they do I cannot find that. So to me, you ve done nothing to stop any of this. All you ve done is stopped one small company which doesn t even seem to be the industry leader in this area. Meanwhile 99% of the industry goes unchanged and just uses something else.