Monitoring has become essential in our connected world. Whether it is for safeguarding loved ones or ensuring workplace integrity, the need to keep an eye on digital activities is undeniable. XNSPY is one such powerful remote cellphone monitoring app that helps you understand what happens on devices.
XNSPY works on both Android and iOS devices and comes equipped with many advanced features. Since the app has gained quite a following in both the US and the UK, so we wanted to take a closer look at it to see how it holds up for users in both places.
Before we get into it, let’s consider the legal aspects of monitoring in both countries.
In the US, laws about privacy at work and monitoring employees’ actions come from Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). Employers can legally use employee monitoring programs. In some cases, employers don’t even have to notify employees they are being monitored. Butcertain regulations necessitate employee consent.
- The ECPA allows companies to keep an eye on the verbal and written communication of the employees, but they need a good reason related to work.
- It also allows extra monitoring if employees agree to it. However, this agreement part can be unclear. It might mean employers can see both personal and work-related communication.
- Some legal cases have shown that bosses can check the emails employees send, and it is okay under the law.
Similarly, child monitoring is also legal in the US as long as the child is less than eighteen years old.
Employee monitoring is legal in the UK but must be in accordance with The Data Protection Act 2018. The Act has laid out six key principles that should be followed if employers wish to monitor their employees. They are as follows:
- Monitoring must be lawful, fair, and transparent.
- Monitoring must have specified, explicit, and legitimate reasons.
- If the employer is collecting or using personal information while tracking their employees, the collected data must be adequate, relevant, and not excessive.
- The personal data must be accurate and kept up to date.
- If personal data is collected, it should not be kept for more than absolutely necessary.
- The data collected through monitoring should be kept secure.
In the UK, children have the same rights as adults when it comes to monitoring and collecting their confidential data. This basically means that as long as the kid has given consent, parents can monitor them.
XNSPY complies with legal requirements in the US and UK by emphasizing the importance of using their service responsibly and ethically within the bounds of the law.
- US Laws: In the US, XNSPY emphasizes that users must adhere to federal and state laws, particularly concerning privacy and consent. Monitoring individuals without their knowledge or consent may violate federal and state privacy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and state wiretapping laws. XNSPY recommends users consult legal counsel to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
- UK Laws: In the UK, laws such as the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 govern surveillance and monitoring activities. XNSPY recommends its users comply with these laws, ensuring they have proper authorization to monitor devices and respect the privacy rights of individuals being monitored.
How Does XNSPY Fare in the US and UK Markets?
XNSPY is considered one of the leading apps for monitoring children and employees. But does it really stand out as the ultimate best in the diverse US and UK markets? Time to find out.
We will evaluate the app based on 5 major aspects:
- UX and ease of use
- Security and privacy measures
- Customer support and updates
- What real customers have to say about it
So let’s get started.
1. XNSPY Features
Users can turn on the tracked smartphone’s microphone and listen to the soundwaves from the surrounding area using the ambient recording function of XNSPY. It is remotely activated, records the sound as a file, and saves it to the servers.
You can find the file in the Record Surround tab on the dashboard. It’s a reliable option for listening to surround sound and monitoring someone’s area.
The app’s browser history monitor was another potent feature that we found to be quite helpful. With the help of this technology, you can monitor someone’s web browsing history even if they have erased their browser history.
You can also look at the browser data and weblogs when the user’s browser is in Incognito mode because XNSPY circumvents these restrictions. In addition, all websites accessed, the frequency of visits, and the time and date of the most recent visit are displayed by the software.
Moreover, XNSPY shows the user’s favorite websites that they have saved. This information can be used to filter out potentially dangerous websites and find out what kinds of content the phone owner views.
The remote control features of the XNSPY app for remote device handling include four different functions. These features include: Lock Phone, Record Surround, Take Screenshot, and Wipe Phone.
- As discussed earlier, you can remotely activate a phone’s microphone to listen to its surroundings with XNSPY’s Record Surround feature.
- The Wipe Phone feature wipes all the data and factory resets the device.
- Lock Phone will cause the device to get locked
- Take Screenshot will grab a screenshot.
The geolocation tracker allows you to view the real-time position of a smartphone. You also get to see time and date stamps for each location and check the phone’s location history.
Meanwhile, geofencing builds on this feature.You can mark an area to look for the target’s activity. A notification is sent to your dashboard when the tracked device enters or exits that area in real-time. This way, you’ll know when the device stepped in or out of the marked location so you can take timely action.
All social media apps can be tracked by the XNSPY’s Screen Record feature, even those encrypted by electronic algorithms. The software gets around the encryption security system by taking screenshots of all social media platforms.
Screenshots of all the main social media applications are available in the dashboard. These include WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram YouTube, and many others. Because images from each app are instantly organized into their correctly labeled tabs, its operation is simple and user-friendly.
XNSPY has a simple user interface and all its features are clearly shown in contrasting red and black color schemes. This is great for users who don’t want to deal with complicated terms or a setup that will be time-consuming. We found XNSPY to be pretty beginner-friendly friendly and its installation was smooth and easy to follow as well.
When using monitoring apps, there is a high chance that others can see the collected data or, even worse, can be sold to advertisers. It can be a serious security danger and results in privacy concerns.
But with XNSPY, no data is stored on the servers for long. The URL where customers view their data is also encrypted. Moreover, the app is tested repetitively before every new update to overcomes these issues.
XNSPY has great customer support that helps with any technical queries or questions regarding installation or running properly on their target device. The team is available round the clock and is highly knowledgeable.
The app also receives frequent updates for new features, to improve performance, or to fix any bugs discovered by the quality assurance team.
XNSPY has two packages. Basic and advanced. The basic, as the name says provides basic functionality such as call logs, contact names, and texts, while the advanced version provides detailed features such as ambient recording, call recording, geofencing etc. The basic version is available for as low as $5 per month if you go for an annual subscription in one payment.
The advanced version is available for as low as $7.5 per month if you go for the annual subscription. It’s also available for quarterly membership or a single-month subscription.
The app is extremely beginner-friendly and has surprisingly useful features that are quite versatile. Our verdict? Well, it’s a thumbs-up from us. The advanced and precise features, strong privacy measures, and responsive customer support make XNSPY a go-to tool for keeping tabs without the tech hassle. Plus, its commitment to respecting privacy while delivering top-notch functionality is a win-win.
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