If you’re using Apple i Cloud or Android 4.0, items like your contacts, photos and music are automatically synced and saved in the cloud.
You'll then have to tackle the issue of who's doing the monitoring.
Keep in mind that if your device was issued by your company or is authorized to access your company's email and other data services, you may have given your consent as part of your employment contract or when access was data access was granted. For those who want a more scientific test (that the average person can simply preform), I created one for my clients and eventually put it into book form, “Is My Cell Phone Bugged?
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U. Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government.
As well as terrorism, analysts are instructed to search for evidence of unfolding natural disasters, public health threats and serious crimes such as mall/school shootings, major drug busts, illegal immigrant busts.
We've created a new article to cover those various hacks in our new story: How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked. We're keeping this story active for the issues and useful advice contained in the comments.] You probably know there are plenty of apps you can install on your smartphone to track its location in case it gets lost or stolen.
Apple's “Find My i Phone” is one good one and many security apps, such as AVG Mobilation, can track down a phone in seconds. Is there any chance your boss or spouse could be spying on everything you do on your phone? Spy apps are plentiful and can imperceptibly track text and e-mail messages, location, Web sites you visit, who you call and what photos and videos you shoot.
The problem is these apps are difficult to detect and run invisibly in the background.
I decided to track my son and installed an app on his phone called Phone Control by Laucass (free on Google Play).
I consult on eavesdropping and privacy for business and government clients. ” Unfortunately, just testing for spyware is treating the symptom rather than the disease.