The JK Scout Review is a browser-based application that allows you to spy on your child’s Internet usage. It’s a popular extension for the Windows operating system, with the functionality of an antivirus application on the Internet.
With the help of the Jungle Scout Extension, parents can watch what their children are surfing and chatting about. This is done through a visual user interface – similar to a Windows antivirus application or social networking programs.
A Jungle Scout extension is a Chrome-based tool used to gather information about a certain website. It consists of a special browser extension software which loads and runs whenever a specific webpage is visited. The browser extension, when running, places a signature that generates data about the internet activity at the given URL.
When installed, the Firefox browser stores the information, which makes it available to all other browsers as well as most of the anti-virus software. The Chrome browser on the other hand is unique in that it has the capability to run the same application in a background thread to make the process run much faster. The extension is then used by the monitoring program, which sends data to the data collector, which finally sends it back to the monitoring company.
However, there are many parents who doubt the use of this extension, since it does not belong to the traditional antivirus or anti-spyware category. This is not true – as the ability to collect and send this type of data about websites was available in a spyware application called “Google Monitor”.
In fact, Google Monitor’s users complained about the presence of this extension on their computers. Also, because of the technicalities related to developing the extension, Google introduced a spyware detector into their application in order to prevent its unauthorized installation.
Unlike the Internet Explorer “Add-on” category, where the various features are separated and there is no need to pay to get these features, the Spyware Scanner Application can be used by both sides of the fence. It is not only the program itself, that enables the users to scan their computers without paying anything. On the other hand, because of the paid options that have been created for individuals who are not serious about their security, the high prices were a point of contention.
As a result, many people were skeptical about the success of the Jungle Scout Extension as a tool for monitoring their children. Despite the accusations, the Safari website has managed to gain the trust of most parents.
At the basic level, this Firefox extension adds a small tab in the address bar. A mouse click on the tab initiates the screen capture process. This tab can be used by the monitoring company in order to gather the following information:
Content type: This determines the kind of data that will be sent to the server of the parent company. The web browsing activities, browser settings, and the content that are displayed on the page that has been viewed on the Safari browser will be transmitted. This data is used to track the usage of the application by a browser and help parents understand which sites they should encourage their children to visit.
Page history: This allows parents to monitor the pages that their children have visited on the website that they have installed the extension. After all, most websites have their own privacy policies, so there is no way to make sure that the content is being transmitted. While this feature is usually a major concern for parents, it is important to note that the browser settings that have been used during browsing history are never transmitted to the parent company.
Tracking cookies: These are different from regular cookies, because they are placed in a hidden location on the computer system that is not allowed to be sent to the parent company. When a web page is loaded on a browser, it has its own tracking cookies which are stored by the user for a period of time.