In the beginning, spy applications were made for and were only in the possession of the government and intelligence agencies whose aim was to ensure that all harm that may come to a nation and its allies was kept at bay at all costs. Soon after, thanks to advancement in technology and the risk it imposes on the modern society has increased tenfold, the spy tech industry has been privatized in order to put its product in reach of the common man.
Now here is where the dilemma lies. It was launched into the market for the common man so they can take their security and privacy into their own hands and say goodbye to Private Investigators. But, instead of making our lives easier, spy apps made it twice as hard as they used to be. Since almost anybody can access them and purchase them off the internet, it has become practically impossible for the spy app manufacturer’s to keep track of people who are purchasing their product and keep the people with nefarious intentions from doing so. In fact, they do not even know and cannot be privy to the knowledge of who is buying their product and why are they doing so.
This makes what was previous intended to be able to provide security and an effective tool keeping one’s loved ones safe something that can threaten the very security it was created for. In times like these, the question arises, who was the target audience behind the manufacturing of spy apps?
Spy App’s Target Audience
As already mentioned, the spy tech industry was privatized with a very specific target audience in mind. The main targets on the spy app industry are as follows:
Ever since technology has become more of a necessity than a luxury for both children and adults alike, it has provided parents with one more thing to worry about. Parents cannot watch over the shoulders of their children and teenagers around the clock. At some point, they have to trust their children and their ability to decipher between right and wrong. Yet, there are certain demons lurking the internet that makes parents ponder over their decision of giving their children unsupervised access to the internet. In such situations, spy apps prove to be a brilliant invention which not only allows parents to look out for their children but regular records provided by spy applications to the user can also help parents work out the pattern of a child’s behavior and accordingly catch anything that might be troublesome by nature before it’s too late.
Hiring private investigators have always been a bit of a hassle for married spouses who suspect that their other half may just be cheating on them. Why? Because either the private investigator up for hire is not trustworthy enough or even if he is, the fact that one half of a married couple has to hire a PI is exceedingly embarrassing. For such spouses, spy apps have turned out to be a blessing in disguise. All they have to do is purchase a reliable and suitable spy app off of the internet, install it onto the target device and you are good to go. As far as the surveillance part is concerned, all you have to do is use the login ID and password provided by the spy app manufacturers. Plus, with the remote access to the target device, you can see all that your other half is up to without letting them know.
Spy apps are basically surveillance tools by nature. With features like email, message and call log provision, tracking, bugs, ability to look through browsing history and so much more, they are quite apt at providing you an insight into all that is transpiring on the target device. This way business owners and employers can keep an eye on their employee and potentially increase their employee productivity as well as annual revenue, all the while making sure that all the company’s confidential files and private data is kept safe at all times.
The Bottom Line
While there is always a catch when it comes to using spy apps even by the people it was intended for, still no one can deny how beneficial spy apps can be even though in the wrong hands it can be a great tool that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction.
Addison is a journalist, social media experimentalist, and blogger at TheOneSpy Blog. He is a passionate technology writer and contributes towards mobile security, cell phone spy software and social Issues. To know more about him follow twitter @addisonalbert55