Stalking apps are apps or software that someone can download onto an individual’s phone to secretly track or monitor them. Once they are installed, the apps can share detailed information such as: call history, text messages, photos, GPS locations, and browser history without the user's knowledge.
Although stalking apps can be a valuable tool (to monitor the activities of children), stalking apps can also be used maliciously, in most cases to enable domestic abuse.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, if an abuser has installed a stalking app, your phone will probably look the same, but there may be signs that suggest a stalking app could have been installed:
Users who suspect an illegitimate stalking app on their device should consider the following steps:
If you believe to be a stalking victim, contact Lardiere McNair DiNicola & Stonebrook, Ltd., so we can address your concerns and advise you on all available options.
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