Apparently a man who got an iPhone 4S for his wife installed a tracking application without telling her and used it to uncover an affair she was having. The story was reported to have originated from a MacRumors forum. It isn’t clear who posted the stories and screenshots from an app called Find My Friends which uses GPS to display physical locations of people using the service. The man didn’t reveal his identity but divulged details showing his wife saying she was one place, and yet the app showed she was someplace else. The real location he wrote is the address of a man he suspected his wife of visiting secretly. Supposedly this is what he wrote in the MacRumors forum, “I got my wife a new 4S and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I’ve had suspicions about her meeting this guy who lives uptown. Lo and behold, Find My Friends has her right there.” (Source: CNET.com)
The online story of a cheating spouse busted by an iPhone might be a hoax conjured by a lonely person trying to get attention, or a manipulative marketing ploy. Still, it could be a revelation of a new technology reality – one where we are either spying on each other or being spied upon. If the story is true, it sounds like both parties were practicing deception, a behavior written about in relation to romance throughout the ages. Some even say a successful relationship depends to some degree on not telling the full truth, because if it were all revealed the relationship would dissolve. Of course, others believe the entire basis of a relationship is honesty, and without it there is no real connection.
Whoever posted that iPhone cheating scenario wrote, Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer’s office in a few weeks.” (Source: CNET.com)
Could the tracking information generated by an iPhone app become admissible in a divorce proceeding?
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