Phone with virtual applications Tracking applications that could expose personal details that have no place in the business world aren’t the kinds of details employers should or need to track.

Some call it “productivity software.” Others call it “Tattleware.” Whatever the terminology, products like Time Doctor and Hubstaff are having a moment.

After COVID-19 hit, some employers required their newly remote employees to install software that tracks productivity. These apps take continuous screenshots, snap webcam photos, or use GPS tracking to see when employees are on the road or on-site.

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