May 4, 2011
Brian and Crystal Byrd pose in front of their lawyers office on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Casper, Wyo. The Byrds are suing Aaron's Inc. for allegedly installing software that allowed the company to monitor all activity on a computer they rented, including taking photographs.
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You didn't pay your bill. We need our computer back. And here's a picture of you typing away on it, the computer rental company told a client as it tried to repossess the machine. Those allegations appear in a federal lawsuit alleging that the firm, Atlanta-based Aaron's Inc., loaded computers with spyware to track renters' keystrokes, make screenshots and even take webcam images of them using the devices at home.