New device lets you track anyone. Would you track your kids?
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:31:45 GMT —
There's a new device that lets you be James Bond. It's called DetectiGo. DetectiGo can track someone anywhere in the world and listen to what they're saying. It's small enough to be hidden in a backpack, a briefcase or in a glove compartment, according to founder Esteban Delaossa. Gustavo Roldan was one of the first people to own one of the devices. He wants to know where his teenage kids are. "I use it for safety for my kids. It gives me an opportunity to know where they're at, what they're doing and when they're doing it," Roldan said. "Why shouldn't you have the right to know what you need to know?" said Delaossa. If you set the device with a maximum speed, it can also alert you if the driver goes over it.
Soon it will give you constant, almost instant, GPS tracking and you will be able to set up a perimeter to notify you if the person you are tracking travels outside that zone. "The typical average response by women is 'I need this.' The response of men is 'You're killing us,' said Yesenia Hernandez of DetectiGo. Legal expert David Milian says it's not breaking the law to track someone. The legality of listening in on someone depends on where the person is located, he said. "If it's just tracking location, it's the same thing you can do if you are watching someone and following them as long as you don't do anything else," said Milian. DetectiGo costs $149 plus the cost of an air card to cover the cell charges.
Do you think using this to monitor your loved ones is justified, or an invasion of privacy?
(Information from NCB News was used in this report.)