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SpotTheSpy monitors your online services, and sounds the alarm when there is suspicious activity on your accounts. Via the GPS in your telephone SpotTheSpy can see precisely where you are in the world - and compare that with where your online accounts are being used.
The initial version of SpotTheSpy can monitor your Gmail, LinkedIn and Facebook account; but eventually it will also be able to monitor your other profiles on social media such as Twitter, so that you will have control over the whole of your online privacy.
SpotTheSpy operates using three different alarms. In the first few days you will perhaps receive several alarms. Make the time to react when you receive an alarm - then SpotTheSpy can get to know you better and can better protect you.
- Critical (Red): SpotTheSpy is almost certain that an activity in one of your accounts is not being done by you.
- Suspicious (Yellow): SpotTheSpy is in doubt as to whether or not it is you who is using your accounts.
- Info (Green): SpotTheSpy assesses that the activity is within your normal patterns of movement.
- Your mobile telephone. SpotTheSpy assumes that you and your mobile telephone are in the same place - therefore it is important that you always have your telephone on you; otherwise you will receive false alarms.
SpotTheSpy does not keep hackers out. On the other hand, you will receive a message as soon as someone has used your e-mail accounts, and gives you the possibility of throwing them out again before they do any damage. There can, however, be rare occasions when they are not registered. When it is clear to you that someone has used your e-mail account it is important that you carry out a security check via the SpotTheSpy Security Check-up. You can change the access code to your connected accounts here, and prevent others who have found out your access code from logging in to your account and stealing your private data. When you log other devices out make sure that your mobile telephone is the only device which is connected to your accounts, so that you can prevent others from gaining access to your private life.
Your SpotTheSpy account is coupled to the mobile telephone you used when you registered. If you get a new telephone you must delete your account and create a new one.
In order for SpotTheSpy to be able to locate where you are and where you have been, it is important that you permit access to Locations – both on your mobile phone in general and specifically for SpotTheSpy. At the same time, an active Internet connection must be enabled before SpotTheSpy can compare any possible activities with your present and previous locations.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We are aware that SpotTheSpy needs a constantly location observator as the app receives an actual location of the phone’s whereabouts and compare it to the location of the intruder, which means it can decrease battery life. As the app is getting coordinates of location each 5 minutes, the app is not highly battery draining. We have wisely chosen the appropriate location service to avoid unnecessary draining of device’s battery.
SpotheSpy will only function on your primary device. if it becomes clear that there is a requirement, SpotTheSpy could possibly be developed to function with several mobile telephones or tablets in later versions.