Commercial Spyware for Apple iPad Released to Monitor User Activity
Retina-X Studios has released Mobile Spy for the Apple iPad, and is pitching it as a way for businesses to keep an eye on employee use of the device. Parents can also use the software to monitor their child's activity, the company said.A company has developed commercial spyware for the Apple iPad that allows employers to silently view e-mail, Web activity and other information of employees even after their histories are deleted. Retina-X Studios announced availability of the technology, known as Mobile Spy for the Apple iPad, last week. The software runs on any jailbroken device, and is also available for Google Android, BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS devices.
The company is pitching the system as a way to help businesses enforce their acceptable use policy on company-owned devices, as well as a means for consumers to back up their own personal activity or monitor their children's use of the device.