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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Monitoring an Android phone, legal?

I just check on internet and i discover a monitoring app for android phones 100% free! (the only one i can find)
That app is Bosspy and allows you to get a copy of messages, Gps locations, calls details and the keylogger file of the phone...
To keep an eyes on my children's it's really perfect but is it legal to use?

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Mate I'm not sure but I would think its legal.
Also I would say that if you feel the need to track your children then perhaps they are not ready to have a phone or any technological device.
Also I have moved your thread to the apllications section as you are asking if an app is legal.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it would be legal to run on a phone you own... but I am not a lawyer.

It crosses the line if you somehow load it on someone else's phone.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And of course you have to trust that the sneaky monitoring app is completely honest about who it shares its information with... After all you wouldn't want those keylogs, and messages to be misused by someone else.

I have no idea how trustworthy the app the OP posted is (or isn't) but it is probably a factor he (or she) should consider along side the legal ones...
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IANYL either but I doubt its legal.

I understand what you are going through but honestly, as long as your kids don't figure out that there is such app installed, you could take a chance.
Should they find out any way, it will become a trust issue and that could be lot more difficult to handle. So you might as well want to educate them (which I am sure you are trying).
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Originally Posted by aliceask View Post
... and allows you to get a copy of messages, Gps locations, calls details and the keylogger file of the phone...
It's inexpensive, so just install Cerberus (after rooting), remove the icon and remotely turn on/off tracking whenever you feel the need. Tracking, Call and SMS logs are available from any browser anywhere once logged into your Cerberus account.

Keylogging crosses the line of decency though, and isn't available in Cerberus.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Little Darwin has a good point. Do you trust that app provider to track your kids? And it isn't on Google Play so it could be dodgy.

As the guardian of your children, you likely have the legal right to track their cell phone use as you are paying for the phone. But probably not for your girlfriend or spouse.

How would you feel if your spouse did this to your phone?
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