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snoopwareSoftware that keeps track of a user's activity on the computer. Used for monitoring employees, children and spouses, snoopware can run in an undetectable stealth mode that records keystrokes and snapshots of the screen. The snoopware may send routine emails to the eavesdropper, thus eliminating the need to inspect the snoopware logs at the computer. See keystroke logger, spyware and wares.
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(47.) These technologies, especially keyloggers, are also sometimes called "snoopware
." See McLean & Young, supra note 16, at 34.
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. Available both as software and as hardware devices, it is used for the sole purpose of tracking and recording your computer actions.
Software known as "snoopware
," allows users to engage in real-lime monitoring of someone's computer usage, including reading their e-mail and providing screen shots of documents they are preparing.