Internet tools can be used to monitor other people, but they can aid investigators in uncovering evidence. Investigators can employ online surveillance tools like VPNs and virtual personal networks and proxy servers to make it harder to those with malicious intents to spy on them.

In the age of the Internet surveillance has become more commonplace. It could be because of the increased scrutiny of government agencies, or the fear of people that their privacy will be compromised. There are numerous tools available to spy on someone online for example, biometric, financial and GPS monitoring.

Financial surveillance involves the analysis of financial transactions and activities to spot illegal activities such as money laundering. It can be conducted either at an individual or a corporate level. Biometric surveillance utilizes various forms of technology to identify individuals based on their physical attributes like fingerprints, facial recognition and scans of the iris. GPS monitoring employs global positioning systems to identify a vehicle’s or a person’s position. This technology is utilized by electronic toll takers such as E-ZPass to monitor vehicles.

Video surveillance provides a variety of advantages for both businesses and consumers alike. Cameras can deter criminals, give a real-time view of secure areas, and assist police when pursuing criminals. They can also reduce the requirement for security guards and reduce the cost of operations over time.

However, it’s important be aware that not all surveillance tools are legitimate. Some are infected and can be used by hackers to track other users. False devices, like the wireless charge-coupled device (CCD) spy camera/cell phone CN-SPY008, might look like something straight from James Bond but are available to anyone interested in espionage.