Parents Use Gadgets to Spy on Teens
Posted on Jul 10, 2006
Invasion of privacy is not just for the NSA anymore! Parents have always snooped, but as the SF Chronicle reveals, new tech toys are taking what was once standard parental prying to a whole new level of unacceptable surveillance and spying. Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned conversation? (Via boingboing.net)
Paige White was surprised when her parents figured out soon after she started driving last year that she’d gone 9 miles to a party, not 4 miles to the friend’s house she’d told them she was visiting. It seemed to her almost as if her car was bugged.
Paige’s parents had installed a device in their daughter’s SUV that can tell them not only how far she’s driven, but how fast and whether she’s made any sudden stops or hard turns.
“I was kind of mad because I felt it was an invasion of my privacy,” said the Los Gatos resident, now 17.