Android App “boyfriend spying” triggered a storm

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Japanese Android app “boyfriend spying” tracks the location and calls without the owner of the phone’s knowledge.

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Updated:October 27th, 2011

Japanese Android app “boyfriend spying” tracks the location and calls without the owner of the phone’s knowledge. There’s been quite a storm over in Japan over this Android app which violates personal privacy quite spectacularly.

Original, this is an Android app aimed at suspicious lovers who could install it without the knowledge of their partner on his handset (or her handset). After installation, the app ran stealthily and gave no sign about its active status. With a subscription fee for GPS data on the partner’s location you will be able to spy exactly where your boyfriend’s been.( or girlfriend )

When this story came to light, it triggered a lot of very unhappy smartphone owners phoning up to complain to the company which produced the app.

Japanese government was even involved, and the Telegraph reports the Communications ministry as stating: “The consent of a tracked individual is very important. There were problems with the way that Kare Log was advertised.”

The sound of excrement hitting fans wasn’t lost on the company which produced the app, who quickly altered and rebranded it as a “location service for lovers”, whereby couples can share information with each other. A password is now required to access information on the other partner’s phone and whereabouts.

It now also shows a logo to illustrate that it’s running, too.

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  1. Daniela says:

    The Blackberry Bold 9780 by t-mobile isn’t going to have a camera. Why isn’t anonye in that production chainalerting the upper guys that a camera on a smart phone in particularly is required. SMH.

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