Porn addiction makes people crazy

Elise is no porn gazer, but someone at home is. Dad denies it, but when a repair reveals contrary evidence, the jig is up.

Spyware Horror Story

Elise's malware situation is frightening, but it's not as scary as her father, whose closet quest for pornography and reckless viewing methods pile more and more adware onto Elise's personal PC. She confronts him when a PC repair tech reveals the truth of the infection. Things get ugly. Threats fly.

16-year-old Elise is left with a challenge: How do you confront someone whose user behavior is dangerous to your computer and family privacy--and whose real-life behavior is dangerous to you? This week's Spyware Horror Story, Vicious voyeur, may hold some clues.

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About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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