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Prying Parents: Phone Monitoring Apps Flourish in S. Korea

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone. The app, “Smart Sheriff,” was funded by the South Korean government primarily to block access to pornography and other offensive content online. But its features go well beyond that. Smart Sheriff and at least 14 other apps allow parents to monitor how long their kids use...

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