How IT can spy on your iPhone or Android smartphone

iOS and Android OS shield most data you care about from IT. Here’s what IT can see, what you can control and which mobile platform better protects your privacy.

Can your employer spy on your iPhone or Android phone?

I recently applauded MobileIron for providing a tool in its mobile device management (MDM) client app that lets users see what IT is monitoring on their iOS and Android devices. User privacy is as important as corporate security, and the spy culture epitomized by the NSA, GCHQ, China, Google, Facebook, and so on has gotten way out of hand.

So what can your employer see about you on your smartphone if you let IT manage that device through an MDM tool?