Parents. We don’t give advice on raising children (there are some tips here). Still, we know you may have concerns about using data recovery on your devices. Ideally, you want to always respect your kids privacy. They need more of it as they get older, and as you try give them more privacy you earn their respect. Is data recovery crossing that line? Or is it better to be safe than sorry?
Ironically, if you own a phone data recovery stick, you may never need to cross that line. We think if you tell the kids you’ll be using data and text recovery, you will be less likely to actually need it.
Doing this might empower your kids to do the right thing even in the face of peer pressure. They will know not misuse their phones because you are involved. They can tell their friends you are checking the phone. This might help take is a lot of pressure off a kid – especially when they know you really are able to check in!
Should the need ever to recover text messages ever come, you’ll be ready. As you may know, data recovery is works best when you use it immediately after something is deleted. If you have wait for an order to arrive, you may miss the chance to recover the deleted data. Plus, that threat to monitor phone usage is taken more seriously when you already own a recovery stick.
If you did wait…
Your kids know that with enough time/usage, even data recovery can’t recover a deleted file. The best chance you have to recover data is by turning the phone off until its recovered… and we don’t expect that to go over well.
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Those in law enforcement are increasingly looking for the witness that comes from a body worn camera. Car cameras cannot see everywhere, and they cannot go everywhere a body worn camera can go. These body worn cameras are small and affordable, and audio capabilities are available to law enforcement after verification. They are discrete if needed but may be visible if desired and include a built-in DVR. Many body worn cameras do not include a DVR and an additional cost and setup is required. If you are looking for a simple to use all in one body worn camera, these might be just what you are looking for!
You love your surveillance for its ability to keep you connected from anywhere. Keep that private, make sure you set a new password on your camera so you don’t fall victim to eavesdroppers.
This article in PC World Magazine lays it out. If you don’t change your password, you are opening your home or business to the world. You may think you are too small to be found, but internet search can find your cameras. Websites deploy programed bots to search the internet and find cameras in troves. If they detect your camera, they will know that camera’s default password – the one that all versions of your camera comes with out of the box – and will have instant access to your video feeds. Owners of these websites then publish the default password and a link to the camera for anyone to see. Governments want to shut down these sites – but what they are doing may not be illegal. Even if the sites are shut down, you still need to update your password often because you can still be found, and using a known password opens your cameras to anyone.
If you own a camera, change the password. Contact us if you need help changing the password. If you are considering buying a camera, be sure to change its password to prevent any unwanted access.
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Warning, videos contain graphic content of real events and people
It is difficult to think that anyone would hurt a child. Sadly, the unimaginable is a real occurrence. While many cases of child abuse goes unpunished and unproven, nanny cams are putting a stop to the cruelty of others and bringing some justice for their victims and their families. Below are real, shocking videos captured by nanny cams that have gone viral and helped save lives.
These videos and stories are disturbing. There are some important notes we want you to keep in mind. We linked to articles that show the outcome of any trial that resulted out of the nanny cam footage whenever possible. We try only to show videos where the person was indeed found guilty of the acts implied by the videos.
A nanny cam is an amazing tool, and one should be used as a deterrent to crime. They are hidden to prevent tampering, but being hidden means a nanny will always wonder when and where they are being recorded, it helps to thwart any thought that they can get away with something. A nanny who knows he or she is being watched on invisible surveillance systems is far less likely to ever harm a child. That is why nanny cams should be installed before any suspicions arise.
Never take the law into your own hands and put a child or your family at risk for the purpose of collecting evidence. If you have serious suspicions that a child is in danger, report the danger first. While the nannies in these videos were caught, thanks to nanny cams, imagine how much safer the children might have been had these nannies knew they were being watched. How much safer would the children been had the parents simply trusted their instincts and fired the nanny? Get a nanny cam, but use it to prevent abuse in hopes that you never capture it on tape. If you think you might capture abuse, find a new nanny and get a nanny cam for the next one.
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Computers take Shortcuts
To a computer, any file is nothing more than a long series of ones and zeros. A single file, even a small one, contains a large number of ones and zeros. So many, that it would take a very long time to actually get rid everything. Instead, it takes a shortcut… it doesn’t actually erase the file, it just erases the very beginning of the file. Doing this makes that space on your disk look as though it is available for a new file to live once one is created.
Because of this shortcut whenever you delete a file, it isn’t truly gone at first. It will only be gone for good when 1) you create a new file and 2) the computer decides that the deleted file is a good place to write it down. Still, even when this happens, the file can still exist partially if, for example, the new file is smaller than the older file.
How Data Recovery Works
Data recovery scans your disk for data that has lost its “beginning” point. Then it tries to figure out what kind of file it used to be. Once it knows that, it adds back the parts that were removed and the file lives again!
When Data Can No Longer Be Recovered
The age of a deleted file has nothing to do if it is recoverable. The real reason files become unrecoverable comes down to how many new files the computer is making. If you download large files, if you make new files often, the computer is going to need somewhere to write the file’s data – and sooner or later it’ll pick the space an old deleted file used to be. When that happens, the file loses the ability to be fully recovered. Is it too late to recover a file? Maybe not! It depends on how much new data is created on your computer – so if you do not add new things to your computer it might be very easy to recover a deleted file.
Recovering from Re-Formated Disks
Reformatting a disk doesn’t usually erase its contents. To erase a disk, your hard drive has to write millions, billions, or even trillions of zeros, and this process can take hours or even days. Instead, reformatted disks do a “quick format” and erase its record of files, not the files themselves. Data recovery software can still work, however the life of a deleted file is shorter because the computer is not very pick about where to make its new files.