In Brazil there is a phone app, roughly translated to "Boyfriend Tracker" that can track your partner so that you can know if he is straying. It includes capabilities of sending you updates regarding where your boyfriend is, sending you copies of text messages that he receives, and it even has the abilty to make your boyfriend's phone silently call your own so that you can hear what is going on wherever he is (this could get awkward if he is actually in the physical process of cheating on you!). There are several apps that are similar in Europe and the U.S., however, this is the first app to actually attract any media attention.
Some people complain that this app violates an individuals rights to privacy, but if your tracking an intimate partner should privacy really be expected? This app has gained nearly 50,000 users in two months, showing that society does not necessary agree with the right to privacy regarding a significant other. Of course, the app's instructions state that the app should only be installed on your partners phone with their consent, but honestly would someone who is in need of being tracked really going to sign off on it? Doubtful.
To install this handy app, all you have to do is "borrow" your partner's phone and upload the app. A free version of course leaves an icon on the screen, but for a handy $2 a month that icon can disappear as if nothing ever happened. Who wouldn't want to know what is really going on when you're not around? It's like a easier "War of the Roses" without having to humiliate yourself all over the radio! Several app users have already used this program to smoke out their disloyal ex-significant others. Whether you think it's a violation of privacy or not, if you have a reason to download this you probably should be breaking up with your partner anyway!