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Feds Charge Calif. Man for Using Keystroke Logger

A California man who prosecutors say planted an electronic bugging device on a computer at an insurance company was indicted on Tuesday on federal wiretapping charges in what prosecutors said was the first case of its kind. Larry Lee Ropp, a 46-year-old former insurance claims manager, is the first defendant charged with a federal crime for using a “keystroke logger,” which tracks the activities on a computer and feeds the information back to its owner, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said. Prosecutors did not say what they believe Ropp hoped to gain by bugging the computer, which was being used by a secretary to executives at the company where he worked, Bristol West Insurance Group. Full Story

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