Want to know if your SO really is being true? Or know what your kids are really looking at on-line? Check out the SnoopStick...and know exactly what they're looking at now, or did in the past at an exact time.
Plug the USB dongle into the computer you want to monitor (up to 3 without paying extra), it downloads the hidden software in 60 seconds, and then you remove it. Plug the USB dongle into your computer, and monitor what they're emailing and IMing (the program includes an IM dictionary). It works with all browsers and web-enabled programs, and records all things, whether or not you're monitoring them. Mac users, you can sigh with relief because this is a PC-only option.
Where this could be handy for parents is the ability to set allowable limits for internet access and block access to certain sites. There's a specific function that turns off access to social networking sites like MySpace.
SnoopStick is available for $59.95, with upgrading capabilities, to include more computers, and more storage options.
Picture from Daily Candy. Thanks to Turquoise for the tip!