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Jan
15

The spy in everyone’s pocket: Are tracker apps revealing too much?

From: Express

WITH the latest generation of tracker apps on our mobile phones, there’s no longer anywhere to hide.

By Dominic Midgley

When Apple launched its Find My Friends iPhone app in 2011 it was billed as a way for users to meet up with friends at an outdoor concert, keep track of the family during a day at the zoo or see when an incoming relative had finally made it past baggage reclaim.

This week it was revealed to have another application after it emerged during a murder trial that the app had been used by a jealous husband to track down his wife on an assignation with another man.

A court in Leeds heard that Turkish taxi driver Oktay Kilic uploaded the app on to a mobile phone which he planted in his wife’s car and then used a laptop to track it to a remote country lane.

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