Technology has made it easier to step out on your significant other from your pocket but technology has now backfired on those who practice infidelity. In Brazil women were spying on they boo with the Rastreador de Namorados app, Portuguese for Boyfriend Tracker.
The app, called "Rastreador de Namorados" (Portuguese for Boyfriend Tracker), promises to act like a "private detective in your partner's pocket."
Functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner's location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone. There is even a command that allows a user to force the target phone to silently call their own, like a pocket dial, so they can listen in on what the person is saying.
Similar apps are marketed for smartphone users in other countries, including Europe and the U.S., but Boyfriend Tracker is the first that has made any impact in Brazil, a country still irate as it learns more about Washington's snooping. Brazil has sent a government delegation to meet with U.S. leaders about the spy program that was revealed by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who has been on the run since May and was recently granted asylum in Russia.
The Boyfriend Tracker was available in the Google Play Store in Brazil but the privacy concerns clearly caused an outrage. After numerous complaints Google removed the app but it is still available for download directly from the developers website.
Does it make sense being with someone you need to spy on? This Boyfriend Tracker is just one of many if they grow in popularity do you think it will cause cheaters to think twice about getting a side joint?