A day after launch, mobile spy applet kicks off privacy debate

Parents can monitor their child or a corporation can monitor its employees by pre-installing this applet. This way, the parent will come to know if the child is accessing porn or objectionable content. Corporate honchos can check if employees are productively using time and involved in espionage or not.

A mobile applet that doubles as a monitoring device, launched by a group comprising former police officers and IT experts, is drawing criticism from their own ex-colleagues, legal experts and the public.

The applet, launched on the website, lets one read e-mails, track GPS location, monitor chats, internet surfing, video and audio files and contacts and calendar in another phone.

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