"Spouses now have easy access to an array of sophisticated spy software that would give Edward Snowden night sweats."

#Privacy

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

As a reminder that everyone should treat their smartphone as a compromised device from the start, The Atlantic looks at how the rise of technology has "made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever."

In an earlier era, a suspicious husband like Jay might have rifled through Ann’s pockets or hired a private investigator. But having stumbled upon Find My iPhone’s utility as a surveillance tool, Jay wondered what other apps might help him keep tabs on his wife. He didn’t have to look far. Spouses now have easy access to an array of sophisticated spy software that would give Edward Snowden night sweats: programs that record every keystroke; that compile detailed logs of our calls, texts, and video chats; that track a phone’s location in real time; that recover deleted messages from all manner of devices (without having to touch said devices); that turn phones into wiretapping equipment; and on and on.

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