Feb 162010
 February 16, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Tamar Khurtsia reports:

Mobile spyware web-site www.shpioni.ge was withdrawn by its owner Saturday after young lawyers warned that using the service is a violation of privacy and thus a crime.

Shpioni.ge offered widely-used smartphone spy software which allows you to silently record SMS text messages and GPS locations. It can be downloaded from its webpage and installed in Symbian-based handsets and its results are displayed in the private online accounts of clients.


Tamar Kordzaia of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) said that Shpioni.ge’s service is illegal and both its owners and users are committing a crime under the Criminal Code of Georgia.

“When a site offers us the chance to intercept someone’s correspondence and mobile phone communication this is an invasion of someone’s private life. The inviolability of private life is guaranteed by the Constitution of Georgia, which is the supreme law of the country,” Kordzaia noted.

Read more in The Georgian Times.

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