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iPhone app remotely spies on Windows computers – The Register

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Will Apple Store’s anti-spyware rules apply in this case?

Need help using your iPhone to spy on your spouse or children? Now there’s an app which will show you just what they’re typing, as long as they’re on Windows.

Spykey is basically a Windows keylogger which will transmit every key pressed to an iPhone application (£2.99 from the iTunes store). The app justifies itself with the usual arguments about discovering cheating partners or protecting children, and appeared on iTunes yesterday to be spotted by Gizmodo (which also hosts a fun discussion between readers about who is/has the best parent).

Spying applications are always a problem for approval processes; some users (and developers) consider them legitimate applications, but the less paranoid tend to consider such software to be an unacceptable invasion of privacy.

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