4 Android Apps That Could Land You In Trouble With The Law

Just because something looks good on the outside doesn’t mean you can’t turn around and do something bad with it. When you download an app you probably don’t consider the fact it could land you in hot water with the police. You just have to be careful because it’s very easy to use some apps for evil purposes. We’re going to look at a few examples today so you don’t end up behind iron bars.

Trapster (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trapster.android)

Trapster will tell you if there are any police or speed cameras around when you’re driving. You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to work out how this could get you into trouble. The only reason you would use such an app is if you planned on breaking the law. As soon as you think the coast is clear you might decide to put your foot down, but will the app be accurate 100% of the time? You will find yourself with a lot more speeding tickets if you start thinking you’re above the law.

SpyKey (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kobisnir.spykey&hl=en)er-excited

Keylogging software can be helpful because it will tell you when people sneak onto your computer or mobile devices when you’re not around. As soon as you find out they’ve been looking at naughty websites behind your back you can ban them from going anywhere near your stuff. The only problem comes when people decide to hide keylogging software on a phone or tablet that doesn’t belong to them. They’re effectively spying on someone and it could land them in big trouble.

Mobile Hidden Camera (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zecurisoft.mhc1202&hl=en)

Nobody wants to feel like big brother is always looking down on them. It’s bad enough when the government spy on them, but when ordinary civilians spy on them it can start to get serious pretty quick. The Mobile Hidden Camera app will let you record people without them knowing what is going on. Just like every app we’ve spoken about today it can be used for good instead of evil, but when you start recording people in any situation you could end up in trouble with the law.

iCam (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icam-webcam-video-streaming/id296273730)

This app is even worse because you don’t even need to be near someone to spy on them. I feel bad talking negatively about iCam because it is fantastic, but it can be used to hurt people. The app will let you look at your webcam when you’re out of the house. What would happen if someone had a guest over and they spied on them getting undressed? If someone was free to roam around your home they could easily set it up so they could spy on you from your own webcam.

Just say no

If you ever decide to do anything that feels slightly evil you should stop what you’re doing immediately. I bet you wouldn’t look good in an orange jumpsuit. Hopefully you now see how easy it is to break the law. You should also keep an eye out in case people try to use some of these apps on you.

Author Bio:

The author of this article is Luke Jefferson, a paralegal for a leading criminal defence lawyer in Frankston. Luke is passionate about his work and often writes about the effect of technology on law and crime.

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Comments

  1. Hello,
    Nice Article. Yes, you are right, the app list you are mentioning have to be careful to use. Nice informative article, thanks for sharing such type of article.

  2. WOW ! Thank you for sharing information . It’s a very informative site .Great tips for sharing …Thank you

  3. Quite an informative article. People should have awareness of these things. Thanks for the post. Keep on posting!

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