Tuesday’s Washington Post reported:
Federal officials on Monday announced the arrest of the maker of a popular smartphone app marketed as a tool for catching cheating spouses by eavesdropping on their calls and tracking their locations — a technology critics have dubbed ‘stalker apps.’
In the first prosecution of its kind, federal officials said that StealthGenie violated the law by offering the ability to secretly monitor phone calls and other communications in almost real time, something typically legal only for law enforcement. The arrest comes as the market for surveillance software has grown so big that Web sites rank such apps on their price, features and even customer service.”
Apparently, the federal government does not like the competition.
In related news, the new CBS show, Stalker premieres tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1: