…just watch unnoticed

Becky Bashor lives 800 miles away from her mother but she can still tell whether she’s had a good or a bad day. She sits down at her computer and signs on to AttentiveCare, an Internet-based service that connects caregivers with their loved ones. She can initiate a videoconference with her mother or just watch unnoticed.

That last comment caught my attention in view of the ethical issues raised. See how to justify what many people would regard as ‘snooping’ – and see how some people circumvent it. (I try not to post stories where the site pops up an advert first, but it’s worth bearing with this one. Just hit the blue ‘close’ link at the top right.) Caregivers use technology to help faraway family from the Dallas Morning News.

Attentivecare website.