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Study Shows 1 Out of 3 People Might Be Willing to Use Stalkerware to Spy on Someone

One of the newest forms of software that has received quite a bit of controversy as of late is called Stalkerware, and the way that it works is that it is a program that can be installed in your phone and you would essentially be able to use it to spy on someone or the other.

It can do a lot to help you find out about what a certain individual is up to because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing you to monitor all kinds of activity on the device in which that the program has been placed. That includes allowing you to record audio and video from that device, track the location of the device as well as monitor what the user of the device might be doing on the internet.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a surprisingly high number of people seem to be willing to use such a software on their partner without them knowing about it. While stalkerware is mostly meant to be used by parents who want to make sure that their child isn’t doing something that they’re not supposed to, and even there it’s in a bit of a moral grey area, it can be used for far more sinister and nefarious purposes as well.

A survey conducted by Kaspersky that asked questions of 21,000 people who hailed from 21 different countries has found that 30% of people said that they would be willing to use this kind of software on their partner. 13% said yes unequivocally whereas 17% said yes but only in certain conditions.

This shows that tech can often be misused when it gets into the wrong hands, and for the most part human beings can’t really be trusted to do the right thing if they have a tool that they can use. Stalkerware is often promoted as something that can boost safety but in a lot of situations it could be used by someone abusive to further harm another individual that is already going through a lot which is why certain steps need to be taken in order to prevent situations like this from getting any worse than they already are in the future.


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