Besides, I was about as horrible a teenager as they come. I was sneaky as heck, a great liar in a pinch, partied constantly, and generally risked my life as often as I could as I fledged the nest. But, guess what?
I lived. I also learned.
And, most importantly, when I ran into bumps along the way, I felt I could, and I did many many times, call home to mom and dad for advice or help. I can't say I would have felt the same way about talking to them if they had been spying on me behind my back early on.
Trust is an extremely delicate block amongst the other elements that form the foundation of a strong healthy mutually beneficial relationship. Just one crack in the trust block could crumble the whole thing to the ground for good. Honesty is the best policy, albeit cliche sounding, it is an adage as old as the golden rule, and both sayings hold water under any contextual circumstance that calls upon their use. I can't think of a single phrase, adage, rule, or saying that is used to give merit or justification to spying on another person.
Just saying I just want to reply to a comment by a Cjones. You can get limited access via spyware that is remotely set up to view things such as sms and call log etc. But this is not something you need to download on the target phone to do.
Also Bluetooth and wifi can be turned on without unlocking a phone. Although physical access is required.
As long as Siri is active she will turn it on for you. You can post to Facebook or Twitter check the notes add to calendar and make calls or send sms all without unlocking the phone via the passcode. This is on the current iOS software. Just something to be mindful off. Thanks for the article. We have a serious and legitimate concern for the safety of our teenager someone wanting to contact her with harmful intentions- an actual someone- not a perceived threat. My daughter is not fully aware of the consequences of her actions.
We were considering a nanny-type software to use it as a learning tool. We wanted to monitor her activity and then talk to her about anything concerning or dangerous such as giving out personal details to people on activities and whereabouts. But when I would do my searches, they would always come up with the word "spy" and that was bothering me. That's not what I'm wanting to do. Thank you for the information and clarity on this.
I will see if there is something less intrusive we can do to help protect her but still let her have her privacy. Also, when you check through your apps in the way that you showed for Cydia For instance the compass app says "compass" but to the right side of the screen, the word "extra" appears. Thanks Tim, This people who attempt to rationalize this type of behavior need to take a few steps back and take a good look at themselves What they and all iPhone users should really be worried about is how easy it is for the government to snoop on THEM!
Take note As far as I'm concerned, any parent who is spying on their children in this way are engaging in clearly illegal and immoral activity. Imagine when you were growing up Did your parents listen in or record your phone calls? Did they rip open your mail and read it?
Or read your diary? How would you have felt?
All these actions are clearly a violation of ones "Right to Privacy". And this goes for you people doing this to your spouse as well! Anyone who attempts to justify these actions are kidding themselves In complete denial! At last, some sense! Most of the comments I get on this article these days are from the tin foil hat brigade who completely forget about small inconsequential things like the law and upstanding moral behaviour.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the concern that parents and to a lesser extent suspicious partners have, but your inability to rationalise doesn't put you above the law. I didn't know the Right To Privacy was a right children have with their parents. News to me.
Teenagers can make dumb mistakes and in a world where the government and corporations think it perfectly fine to listen in or track my minor children, I think it's wise that parents do as well. Not to spy on the kids but to assure they don't do things or provide information to strangers who shouldn't have the information.
Teaching our kids that on the internet if it's free then you are the product is important. Am I invading their privacy, Yes, but I love them and I do it to make sure the strangers that track them without my permission don't overreach the uncomfortable boundaries we have all already accepted. Not justified to me! You shouldn't ever break that trust!
If and when your child finds out, it's ALL on you! Wrong on so many levels!!!
On the other hand, I'm safety concerned from an ex. He had access to my iphone4s. If I restore, but then load the backup, is there some possibility that if there is a spy program it would still be there as part of the backup-? Same concern if I get a new phone.
I have been thinking to purchase one of this spy app to monitor my husband Activities because I feel like my husband is cheating on me. There is no way I could follow him cause I don't drive and when I check his text messages they all deleted even his email and his voice mail. He always leave home early and sometimes he brings extra formal shirt with him to work. One time I came down to the garage watch him soon as he pulled up and he was deleting his messages but sometimes maybe he forgot to delete his message to his boss , he called her sunshine.
She is actually boss of my husband boss. My husband wanted her to do something and she is very nice to my husband. She gives him a lot of uniform and she gives whatever my husband wants. As what I know she get to the office at 8 am and my husband time is but my husband leave home at am and the work place is just 8 min from home. I just need to know what's going on.
I am very tired. MJ, I'm in the same boat. I would like to know what spyware can I download on an IPhone so I can catch the devil :. Once my iphone started behaving really strange. It became v v slow n was getting stuck.