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    CES 2010: Protector let parents take over their child's phone



    While searching the net, I came across a new website promoting a new subscription based tool to monitor the phone of your child, Protector by Taser, the stun gun maker. The app recently announced on CES should be available this summer. It is all about preventing from texting while driving (additional car kit required), monitoring, preventing, and even listening to incoming and outgoing calls. But it is said, that when listening in on a call, it is going to be announced to both parties. Moreover, the content of the phone can be screened for inappropriate content and/or language, e.g. in videos, pictures or emails. The phone can even be disabled temporarily. Last but not least, GPS functionality allows for emergency locating the child (or at least its phone). What's your opinion on this app? Do we need this much control, or is this the app, you've always been waiting for?


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    I like the idea of it. Sounds like a good alternative to the carriers options.
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    Having a 15 year beauty queen (thank God she looks like my wife) this is something I would love to have. However, it scares the hell out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    Having a 15 year beauty queen (thank God she looks like my wife) this is something I would love to have. However, it scares the hell out of me.
    You take the words right out of my mouth! We finally managed to get her to the great age of 20 ... and I am not so sure, if this is THE solution, what about all the other PC driven possibilities... I like the GPS emergency rescue and the don't text and drive - I think/hope, that a lot - if not all - should be up to the parents establishing a good and trustful relationship...


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    Sounds like a well-intentioned app that will end up being used for the wrong reasons. Like stalking your spouse, keeping control where you want it (in your hands). And all those other things control freaks want, all bundled into a neat little package. Question: If you don't trust your kids, why did you give them a blackberry?
    Sounds too much like "Big Brother" working here. It will be used for the wrong reasons, I will bet money on it.
    Have you ever wondered why things intended to make our lives simpler keep getting more complicated to use?

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    That's exactly the reason, why I am afraid of such an app!


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    Quote Originally Posted by breiti View Post
    You take the words right out of my mouth! We finally managed to get her to the great age of 20 ... and I am not so sure, if this is THE solution, what about all the other PC driven possibilities... I like the GPS emergency rescue and the don't text and drive - I think/hope, that a lot - if not all - should be up to the parents establishing a good and trustful relationship...
    Generally fear of what I'll do seems to work even better!

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    so tell me, what are you doing even in advance


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    Quote Originally Posted by breiti View Post
    so tell me, what are you doing even in advance
    Well, when the new "BF" wants to come over, he has to sign a bullet. That way he knows one is coming for him.

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    Love that!


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