The days of having to hear about your spouse’s wandering
eye on phony reality TV shows or from third parties might be over – thanks to
According to the New
York Post, the same technology that’s used by the US government to
monitor calls, emails and texts can also be used to spy on your spouse. “There
are a growing number of apps that will spy on your husband or wife and keep
tabs on your kids,” privacy attorney and author Theodore Claypoole told the
Although this is a great invention for many, it might cause
great legal and moral woes for the user. “The most invasive can be downloaded
onto a phone and will quietly forward emails, calls and texts. It’s a criminal
offence under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1965 [in America] to access a
computer – including modern computers like tablets and smartphones – without
authorisation” Claypoole explained.
Reports by BET
confirm that spying on your spouse can land you in hot water. According to the
publication, 37-year-old Sean Donis was charged for burglary and unlawful
surveillance after using the “Find my iPhone” app to track down his wife.
The incident took place in April 2016 when Sean used the
app to track an iPad, which was with his wife, Nancy. After finding his wife at
the home of her boyfriend, Sean filmed the incident and found himself facing
charges, which have since been dropped.
However, MarketWatch has
listed five go-to apps if don’t trust your significant other:
2. Find My Friends
3. Phone Tracker
5. Trick or Tracker 3.0
With the constant improvement of technology, it looks like
we’ll be able to download food straight from our screens soon.
York Post, BET, Market