July 25, 2014

Hey Steve! Fighting Porn on Android... There's an App for That!

Retina-X Studios is announcing the release of the Android version of their Mobile Spy application. Designed primarily for parents who want to control what their children see on their smartphones, Mobile Spy allows a user to literally pick up everything a person does with their handset. In real time, no less.

Contents of emails, full transcription of text messages, copies of photos taken, all are available in real time as soon as they are either sent or taken to the 3rd party user who is monitoring the device. The application will also give you a GPS fix on the phone as well, allowing you to see if the person is where they should be or said they would be. Reading the press release, it feels like this is the type of app Steve Jobs would design as part of his crusade against pornography.

To give the company credit, they do mention some valid uses for this application including businesses who might have many employees spread over a large area, carrying company phones. An employer could use this to make sure theirr people are where they said they would be and aren’t doing things like sending out images of proprietary products or wasting company time on Facebook.

Whatever your desire is, this seems like the app for you if you want to be aware of everything that happens with someone using an Android phone.  Big Brother anyone?