Folks living in Brazil were not too happy upon hearing that Brazil happened to be a top target of the US National Security Agency’s overseas spying operation, where data from the numerous calls and emails could have been eavesdropped by in Washington’s top secret surveillance program. Well, they might want to pay more attention to what’s happening in their own backyard, at least for the tens of thousands of Brazilians who have already downloaded the “Boyfriend Tracker” app onto their Android-powered device. If you want to do so now because of curiosity, we’re sorry to tell you that the “Boyfriend Tracker” app has already been removed from the Google Play Store sometime last week after Google received plenty of complaints concerning privacy abuses and its potential to be used for extortion purposes, or even worse, for stalking.
Marcia Almeida shared, “Brazilians are a jealous people, what can I say? Of course it’s going to be popular.” The app is known as “Rastreador de Namorados” (Portuguese for Boyfriend Tracker), where it is meant to function like a private detective of your own, except that this “detective” resides in your partner’s pocket. What can this app do? It will be able to send the person doing the tracking updates on their partner’s location, as well as forward duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted handset. Heck, you can even force the target handset to call your own silently so that you can eavesdrop on what the other party is saying.