The French company, Fireworld, is feeling the heat after posting a since deleted column on its site in which it promised parents that its “invisible PC spy software” can be used “to find out if your son is gay,” according to a BBC report.
On the company’s English website, it explains how its spyware can figure out passwords, monitor web activity, take screen shots and view real-time web activity.
The article tells parents that after they’ve discovered their son’s password, they can “monitoring his Facebook use,” seeing “if he has visited gay forums” and “spying on his private messages.”
The article went on to say that “Family is fundamental. That’s why the sexual orientation of your children, directly responsible for the continuation of your family, is very important to you.”
They even threatened parents that if they didn’t buy their software, “you will perhaps never be a grandparent and you won’t have the happiness to know your grandson,” according to the website Pink News.
In response to the media backlash, the company wrote: “The article had the sole aim of improving search engine optimization and was never intended to be read by humans. We regret not having reflected on the consequences of this type of content … We sincerely apologize to all those who may have felt offended by this content.”