Spyware software claims to be able to tell parents if their son is gay

Spyware software claims to be able to tell parents if their son is gay

A spyware company claims their software can tell parents if their ‘son is gay.’

Fireworld posted an article on their French website making the claims. The website offers a list of ‘clues’ that your son is gay.

The list includes: He is shy, diva singers are one of his passions, his hygiene is impeccable, he pays attention to what he wears, he’s never seen with a girl, he is not interested in football and he has a piecing in his right ear/eyebrow/lip.

Parents are encouraged to download the spyware and hack their children’s computer to discover ‘your son’s orientation as quickly as possible.’

The website states: ‘You will simply install a special program on your son’s computer. This will then start to monitor the entire activity of the PC. For example, to go back the history of the websites visited, everything that has been typed on the keyboard, even recover the passwords.’

The article also goes on to say: ‘If your son is gay, you may never be grandparents and you will not have the happiness of knowing your grandchildren. Unfortunately, on this point, you must not be selfish. If your child is gay, he cannot help because it is not a choice on his part.’

It adds parents should ‘accept him as he is.’ Fireworld claims ‘your son is still normal for his age as long as he does not put on dresses and lipstick.’

The spyware searches the computer for history of visiting ‘gay forums’. It will also analyze his personal Facebook to see if he has sent messages to ‘other gay boys.’

Despite encouraging parents to spy on their child, the website explicitly states spying on a computer other than your own without permission is illegal; but that there are some cases where it ‘may be legal’, one of these being using their software to ‘ensure that your children do not endanger themselves on the Internet.’

Fireworld has however given two different explanations for the article. They said to Libération the article was ‘not intended to be read’. The article was ‘solely to improve internet search engine rankings.’

They said in an email to franceinfo that the article was written ‘by an external.’ ‘It does not reflect the ideas of Fireworld. We will contact the author of the article upon his return from vacation on August 27.’

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6 Comments

  1. JImmy
    August 24, 08:19 Reply

    I can be shy, diva singers are one of my passions, my hygiene is not impeccable, i pay attention to what i wears, i am always seen with several girls, i am not interested in football and i have a piecing in my left ear.

    saw what i did there?

  2. trystham
    August 24, 09:02 Reply

    The caveat is supposed to be what? Medicine after death? I imagine Nigerian parents and black parents would love these claims. “I pay for yo shit, yo arse is mine” living that we live this part of the world sha

  3. dizzyboy
    August 24, 13:50 Reply

    where is the place of privacy in all of this???… Wat nonsense

  4. Lorde
    August 24, 14:47 Reply

    All these stereotypes….. I ain’t shy…. I don t have a diva I admire…. my hygiene is good enough fr a normal nigga…but I don’t care wat I wear….no b yday I wear pyjamas enter fast food joint?

  5. quinn
    August 26, 23:19 Reply

    Like a dealer trying to sell you weed and telling you how dangerous it is?. All this stereotyping, I need to keep up and stop playing football more, feel like I might get kicked out of the Gay union.

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