In what might seem to be a weird way of seeking publicity, Retina-X Studios says that it has developed the world’s first spyware monitoring software for tablets. The software called PeekTab which can be used for both, Android tablets as well as iPads has been created to allow parents or employers monitor the usage of tablets without the user knowing. The company behind the software says that it records the activities run on the tablet and sends the collected data to a secure control panel online via a network connection.
Once it is at the control panel, the owner of the software can have access to the activities being run on the device. For families, this might be a method to block unsafe websites or pornographic material from being accessed through the device in question, for employers on the other hand, it would give them a lot of information regarding the activities of the employee in question. James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios says, “Like computers and smartphones, tablets are also internet devices with potential for internet abuse.
Customers will be able to see web history, GPS locations, photos, text messages, emails and apps installed. PeekTab reveals the entire truth.” The software is not available at either Google Play or Apple’s App Store but can be downloaded from the company’s website for $29.97. For the iPad it requires the device to be first jailbroken before the installation can take place. According to the company, a version for the BlackBerry Playbook is currently in the works and will be released soon. Do sound off with your opinion on this software in the comments section below.