A Dallas-based company called WQN now sells software called WebSafety
, which runs $10 a month and shuts down a cell phone when a driver is, um, driving. The software uses GPS technology, and, after the driver hits a certain speed, the software disables the phone. Which parents love, since it'll keep their kids off the phone while they're behind the wheel. Only one problem
It can't know whether the person is driving -- and therefore it can
needlessly lock a phone. WQN, which sells cell phone and Internet
security software under the name WebSafety, says it signed up about 50
customers for its first month of service.