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New Controversial Surveillance App May Threaten the Privacy of Millions of People

 

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surveillance appIt’s no secret that people always prefer to see the good side of the things that they use on a daily basis. However, this doesn’t mean that they have to live in denial and ignore the obvious drawbacks of everyday products that could eventually work to their disadvantage.

For many years now, home security systems have been considered a viable, effective solution by millions of owners who would do whatever it takes to protect their properties, their loves ones and their valuable belongings. Moreover, inexpensive DIY security systems and mobile apps have become increasingly popular, enabling a wider pool of individuals to deter burglars by implementing the simplest, cheapest measures of precaution.

But could one of the many surveillance apps currently available on the market actually threaten our own privacy, by exposing well-hidden facts that are supposed to stay secret?

One thing’s certain: when it comes to modern technology, there is a very thin line between moral and immoral purposes. When some individuals are driven by powerful motivations, they decide to make the most of security system equipment cataloged by specialists as “dubious” to attain their goals.

Some of them want to control their employers and detect a potential conspiracy in its earliest stages; others want to monitor the activity of their family members or spy on their most fierce competitors. Either way, various types of mobile surveillance apps lend them a helping hand, enabling them to attain their goals on time and on a budget.

My Spy (also known as mSpy) mSpy is one of the newest, most controversial mobile apps that could easily turn a cellphone into a highly effective bug and allow users to record private conversations. Moreover, the sneaky surveillance app can also be utilized to remotely monitor emails, phone calls, texts and Facebook activity without raising any suspicions.

Yes, that’s right: according to its developers, mSpy is totally invisible and undetectable. Its creators state that their app serves a legitimate purpose; however it’s not difficult to imagine how it could be utilized by people with shady intensions. For instance, mSpy may very well be purchased and installed by tech savvy burglars who want to keep tabs on their potential victims.

<blockquote cite=”http://www.ifsecglobal.com/author.asp?section_id=414&doc_id=562020&cid=ifsecglobal_sitedefault “>“My Spy (mSpy) is designed for monitoring your children, employees or others on a smartphone or mobile device that you own or have proper consent to monitor. You are required to notify users of the device that they are being monitored,” </blockquote> explain company representatives.

The surveillance app involves expenses of approximately 41 dollars per month. Perhaps one of the most alarming facts is that the developers of mSpy state that they already have 1 million clients. In this particular context, one pressing question still remains unanswered: how many of them actually ask for permission before utilizing this mobile app and how many are actually using it to commit illegal, immoral acts?


Emily Stevenson

Author – Emily is a 10 year veteran of the home security industry working in sales. She was a top sales person at leading home security companies, but has shifted her focus to working on helping consumers make the right decisions.



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