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Updated 26 January 2018

Five apps to spy on your spouse

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 technology.

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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 technology.

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 publication.

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:

1. Connect

2. Find My Friends

3. Phone Tracker

4. AccuTracking

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.

Sources: New York Post, BET, Market watch

 
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