Everything you need to know about stalkerware
Everything you need to know about stalkerware
2:38

Everything you need to know about stalkerware

Privacy
One in 10 people admit to using stalker where to track a partner or ex partner stalker, which is an app that someone else can put on your phone. And it can do a lot of different intrusive things. It can log the websites you're visiting, it can track your GPS location, and it can intercept your text messages and phone calls stalker where apps often hide themselves on your phone. They might look like an innocent looking app, like a calculator or a battery monitor, or they might not show up with an icon on your phone at all. So you wouldn't even know it's there. [MUSIC] Using a stalker wear app to spy on someone without their knowledge or consent is still illegal. There are similar apps that are used for legitimate purposes like keeping track of children or workplaces that want to keep track of their employees. Those apps typically tell people they're being monitored and consistently remind them that the software is running in the background. That makes a really big difference. [MUSIC] Stock firmware apps do violate the terms of services of most app stores. So the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store will remove these apps when they find them. Still, some apps will slip through the cracks and remain on those app stores. Also, there's a second problem. Even when app stores remove the stalkerware apps, the developers can sell them from their own websites. [MUSIC] To look for stalkerwear apps, you'll need to go into the settings on your phone. Because the apps will hide themselves from your home screen. When you get into your settings, look at the list of applications running on your phone and look for anything unfamiliar. If you see something there that raises a red flag, you can use a different device to look up information about that app and see if it's connected to stock or where. If you wanna get rid of the app, there are three different ways you can go about it. First, you can remove permissions from the app and then delete it. Second, you could do a full factory reset on your phone, you'll lose any photos or files. So make sure that you have those backed up if you want to keep them third, you could get them. Get new devices, which can be hard but might make you more comfortable. If you feel like there might be software on there that you just can't get rid of. You should know that if you delete stalkerware the person who installed it on your phone is going to know. So you need to keep that risk in mind. [MUSIC] Again, stalker wear is illegal and you can go to the police if you think someone is spying on you without your consent. But if you feel like that decision might put you in danger or you're uncomfortable going to the police, you should contact domestic violence services in your area. [MUSIC]

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022
p1050770-00-13-52-12-still004

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event
thumb1

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event

Most Popular All most popular

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Latest Products All latest products

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like
questpro-00-03-30-13-still004

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022