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May 21, 2012
Surreptitiously monitor text messages, GPS locations, calls, conversations ... and what's under an employees's skirt: There's a app for that!
Actually three or more but Kashmir Hill, former ATL blogger, identifies three in her The Not-So Private Parts blog post on Forbes:
- Cam-u-flage, “the best spy camera app to take pictures without anyone noticing.”
- Night Recorder, a voice activiated recorder
- Mobile Spy, an app that will “silently monitor your child or employee’s text messages, GPS locations, calls, photos and more.”
App download links omitted because the apps creep me out. But if you want to get your creepster on, Hill provided the links in her article.
Can you identify which app is featured in an employment lawsuit filed by three employees against their employer who alledgely encouraged them to wear “skirts and high heels.” See The iPhone App Your Boss May Be Using To Take Upskirt Photos Of You. Note well, the employer's counterclaim.
"In what may be the most tone-deaf counterclaim of all time, he accused the three of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by “delet[ing] data from his iDevices without authorization." The judge dismissed that claim, Hill reports, because the employer failed to identify exactly which files were deleted, speculating "Perhaps because it would have been incriminating?"
"The unwilling film stars are claiming damages of $75,000 each." All things considered, I would have jacked up the damage claims at least by one order of magnitude, assuming, of course, that the allegations are proven in court despite the distruction of evidence (CYA, CYA, CYA, Joe). Did I mention that the employer is an attorney! [JH]