EFF Finds Flaws in Software Distributed by Law Enforcement

A new investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation says that software distributed by law enforcement around the country aimed at protecting children online could actually make it worse. Hundreds of thousands of copies of the ComputerCOP, a piece of software targeted at helping parents monitor the online activities of their children, have been handed out to families by local law enforcement, typically as part of "Internet Safety" initiatives and usually in packaging with the agency's official seal, according to EFF.