When I got my 4GS I sat around for an hour asking SIRI (the new voice-recognition “personal assistant” that accepts spoken commands, answers questions) dumb stuff like, ‘how do I cook collard greens?’ and ‘what size shoe does Shaquille O’Neal wear?” And yes… I got answers!
Once you and your friends are linked, you can see all of your their locations on a map on your phone.
Sounds innocent enough right?
I wrote a while back about how investigative agencies LOVE the iPhone because of all the data that’s stored on it…
Well leave it to a disgruntled spouse to figure out a way to use the “Find My Friends” app to keep tabs on his cheating wife… and while I’m sure ol’ boy knew the answers to his ‘cheating’ question way before he decided to snoop, it was the iPhone App that revealed all, “finding” his wife with another man!
Wanna find out how to track your boo’s whereabouts without wasting good gas money?
Video + details below…
A man claiming he lived in New York City posted the following:
Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4s and Find My Friends.
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 live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.
I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b—- said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots [sic] going to play well when I meet her … at the lawyer’s office in a few weeks.
“thankfully, she’s the rich one.”
The poster hasn’t been reached to verify his story, and many in the forum are skeptical as to the authenticity of the post, that has received over 100,000 views.
Apple says “The Find My Friends app is a great way to share your location with people who are important to you” — whether you’re trying to meet friends at a crowded concert or make sure your kids get safely home from school.
The app uses the iPhone or iPad’s built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) to chart your friends’ locations on a map on located on your device.
And since GPS can be accurate to within a few feet for civilian uses, checking up on a suspected cheating lover has never been easier.
The anonymous MacRumors poster also posted a few screen shots online, proving that the location of his wife was on East 65th St., though she sent him a text message saying, “Was hard to find stupid cab hate meat packing….”
The husband: “She said she is in meat packing district which is on 12th street. I DONT THINK SO. Appreicate [sic] the support. not my finest hour here but going to get better soon.”
Now before you get all paranoid thinking that you’re already being watched, the app has an ‘opt in’ feature, so that friends have to agree to ‘watch’ each other. The disgruntled husband claimed to have activated the app on his wife’s new phone without her knowledge.
The presumably-jilted husband put up one final post Saturday evening, stating:
“what really chaps my a– is not the cheating but the fact that they were probably admiring and laughing over the new phone I BOUGHT. haha. well someone about to get the last laugh tonight.”
And that was the last word the he posted online.
Ben Crompton, of the Pocket Lint blog, said there have certainly been other apps before, such as Google Latitude, that allows you track people through their phone’s GPS signals, but of course Apple will make it trendy.
“The burning issue seems to be that it is a very powerful tool to have,” he wrote, “bringing with it huge amounts of info to the user as well as delivering plenty of info about the user to others. For some this power will outdo the user’s knowledge of how to use it properly.”
“Still, on the up side,” he concluded, “maybe Siri will be able to offer some marriage guidance advice.”
Today’s technology CLEARLY makes things a bit more difficult for cheaters.