Technology Trends include Spying (the good kind)

Friday , 18, October 2013 Comments Off on Technology Trends include Spying (the good kind)

Innovative technologies are causing a stir related to the desirability to balance privacy and protection. New solutions provide phone GPS location, smartphone event log information and transmit it to an on-line personal account. You can convert the mobile phone into a remote listening device by sending messages to remotely control its microphone, activate it, and listen to the mobile phone surroundings or Intercept Calls and surreptitiously tap into cell phone calls and monitor conversations.
 Smartphone Parental Monitoring
Recently several software developers have released ?spyware? for cell phones. Mobile monitor software records SMS text messages, mobile phone GPS location, Websites Visited, incoming and outgoing mobile phone call log information and delivers the information to a web private account where users can log in and read it, and also search content for keywords and data strings such as phone numbers.
Leading smartphones are the cell phones with computer-like capabilities. Brandnames like BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, Nokia Symbian ? all have spyphone software for sale. Spy Call and Call Intercept cell phone tapping needs the target phone uses a GSM network. About 3 million smartphones a month are sold in North America, and sales are approaching one hundred and fifty million sold per year worldwide.
Fresh reports published by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy suggests that about 20% of teens (ages 13-19) and an incredible 33% of young adults (ages 20-26) have shared nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves either over cell phone text messaging or by posting on the internet. Teen girls are slightly more likely to do this than boys and a very distressing 11% of the young teen girls (ages 13-16) admitted to sending suggestive photos of themselves.
By evaluating over than forty thousand monthly US mobile telecom bills, Nielsen found that American teens sent an average of an astonishing 3,100 texts each month during the third quarter last year. Teenagers were interviewed and gave Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist and author of the report a variety of explanations surrounding the motivation to participate in zexting. These included the researcher?s interpretation that ??zexually suggestive images had become a form of relationship currency,?; that zexting images ?? are shared as a part of or instead of zexual activity,? and that SMS text message zexting is a way of establishing a relationship. Sensitive images are also passed along to friends ?? for their entertainment value, as a joke, or for fun.?