When it comes to deciding moral and ethical implications, applications like the ones that allow you to spy on others’ phones should be the ones to start with. Many software developers have come forward to develop these types of applications with MobiEspion and StealthGenie apparently taking the lead.
With the rise in the spy app’s popularity people might be wondering if using it is under question. Well, it is spying. And it is unauthorized. So of course there must be some underlying ethical implications to it. But the purpose this application serves is of much higher reward than its cons on the other side of the balance. Let us look at both sides of this balance:
• The positive aspects of this application’s use include all support for all the justified authorities that have a moral right to monitor people’s activities. For instance, parents checking over their children’s mobile phone activities. Then spouses who need to make sure of their other half’s loyalty might also stand at a higher ground when it comes to spying on people’s phone. Moreover, if an employer is afraid of disloyalty by his/her employees and is at stake of great loss then he/she could easily put this spy app to use, without conscience guilt in that matter.
In situations mentioned, it becomes compulsory for people to know what kind of persons are being contacted via the smart phone and what kind of information is being passed on or received through the various communication applications available nowadays. Thus parents could easily install this app in their child’s mobile phone and know his/her whereabouts at any time. Employer could see what kinds of professionals are being contacted by his assistant and etcetera.
However, when it comes to its drawbacks there could be many. Today mobile phones allow you to do almost everything on the gadget. From planning your activities to watching your taste of entertainment, it certainly would be a baggage full of what a person does every single moment of their daily lives. SO when someone else, be it one’s own mother, is keeping tabs on each activity, it does become a matter of invading personal space and limiting privacy.
After all, even criminals get their own bunks in cells, but if a mobile has a spy software on it, its user can forget even sending a small smiley text to a friend without his mum being notified about it. Plus people who are spying on mobile phone communication might have no idea what kind of communication the two target people have in real and might misread or misunderstand the situation. Such instances can lead to disasters or awkward confrontations if not handled properly.
Thus, before plunging in to take the cell phone monitoring experience, weigh your intentions and purposes on a moral balance before invading someone else’s bars of smart phone activity.
What’s Your views on cell phone tracking, is it good or harmful? Do share your views in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.