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uKnowKids database exposed personal and location info of 1,740 kids

A misconfigured database from a child tracking & monitoring firmexposedover 6.8 million private child text messages, 1.8 millionimages (many depicting children), and over 1700 in-depth child profiles.

uKnowKids monitoring software advertises that it “Makes Parenting Easier, andKeeps Kids Safe Online and on the Mobile Phone.” On its web site,it claimsthat it has helped parents protect more than 260,000 kids in more than 50 countries around the world.

As part of deploying uKnowKids, parents are required toset up a profile for each child that starts with theirname and date of birth. But that’s just the beginning.

We also ask you to optionally provide the following information: mobile phone number, email address, school names and city and various online profile screen names and log-in credentials. This information is used to collect online and mobile device activity information from your Linked Accounts and information about the contacts communicating with your Linked...(continued)
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