<![if !vml]><![endif]>We read 1984 in grade
school, in 1968, the message of the book was clear, Big Brother is
IamBigBrother 10.0 is
"Remote Parental Monitoring" software. So is SniperSpy.
IamBigBrother 10.0 comes in
a box that looks like laundry detergent with a 1950's father figure
looking over his shoulder to watch his perfect daughter and her little
brother in front of the computer together. SniperSpy has more of
a Spy vs Spy feel. Here's how it works.
SniperSpy goes on the
computer you want to monitor. Right, it "goes on", you don't
install it. You probably wouldn't even know the password of the
computer you want to monitor, and wouldn't risk getting caught loading
software on it, and you don't need to. Just send an email to
someone that is using the computer you wish to monitor, and when they open
it, SniperSpy deploys (infects) like a Trojan Virus.
Once deployed to the
unsuspecting computer it records chats, instant messages, websites visited,
programs used and eMail. All of which you can access from your
internet based Remote Control Panel. You can even watch the remote
computer like television, as if you were looking over the user's
shoulder. SniperSpy can be set up to take snapshots of the screen at
timed intervals, like a security camera.
Your remote control panel
is also where your Module Creator resides. These are the modules you email
to deploy SniperSpy onto the computers of unsuspecting email
It's pretty sexy too.
Here's a quick peek at it so you can see some of it's functions.
One thing I like is
the ability to remotely control the monitored PC. I mean, little
Timmy surfs the web finally reaching the naughtiest videos ever and
just when it gets really good, bip, the Disney Store. Five or six
well timed trips to the Disney Store and you could drive any kid
Timmy: "Daaaad, the
internet doesn't work."
Dad: "Really son?
Let's go have a look. Now, what was that website were you on
Timmy: "OMG! You're
like, soo retarded*."
www.parentalsoftware.org offers a bunch of
software like this. Best seller webwatcher is $100.
IamBigBrother, Realtime Spy, SentryPC, Adv. Parental Control, and PC
Tattletale are a little less.They all do pretty much the same, but not
says it can record everything and block websites you don't
like but it sounds like you have to install it sitting in front of the
PC. SniperSpy installs on the sneak but doesn't let you block websites.
IamBigBrother boasts it can record both sides of chats and instant
messages. Adv. Parental Control and SentryPC have controls to block programs, websites,
and Windows functions.
for the different monitoring packages are all availble through www.parentalsoftware.org and have reasons
why you should spy, and who you should spy on. Like children that may
become victim to internet preditors, teens, employees that should
be working, people using computers they shouldn't, and even spouses or
wrote at the start, we read 1984 in 1968, and yes, the message of the book
was "Big Brother is Watching". 1968 was during the Viet Nam
War and the Democratic Convention, just before Kent State,
and our teacher, Miss April Revolution (not her real name),
taught us another message; "The Man wants you to rat out your
people to The Man, people.".
you are The Man, maybe you think you want to know what's going on, but
ignorance is bliss, and plausible deniability goes a long way, and therapy
So be The Man, or don't be The Man, that's your
call, and that's Cocktail Talk.