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uKnowKids.com database error exposed sensitive information on 1,700 kids

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    uKnowKids.com is a company in Arlington, Virginia that helps parents monitor their child's activities online, by watching their mobile communications, social media activities, and their location.

    On Monday, it was disclosed that the child monitoring service had a misconfigured MongoDB installation, which left sensitive details about the children who were enrolled exposed for months. The database exposing the children's records was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery [*].

    According to uKnowKids.com, the service works on iOS and Android and "gathers and analyzes social and mobile data from 21 different data sources in order to help make your life as a digital parent easier and simpler."

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