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Police are arresting people for using this app

Police are arresting people for using this app
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Every jealous lover snoops at one point or another. But now, snooping could get you arrested. At least, if you're caught snooping with a DroidJack spyware app.

On Wednesday, October 28th, Europol announced an international law enforcement action, which led to searches in 13 households in several countries, including Germany, France, Britain, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States. And although it's unclear how many offenders were arrested, what is clear is that authorities are cracking down.

For anyone who's considering installing apps, such as mSpy and StealthGenie, to spy on their partner's text messages, phone calls and contacts, consider yourself warned. Without your partner's consent, downloading spyware is likely illegal, and could get you into some serious trouble.

How does it work? In the case of DroidJack, the software remotely accesses an Android device from a PC, all without the Android user's knowledge, giving the perpetrator access to the user's private information. And the amount of information that can be collected from such software is alarming.

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