The app, called ‘Rastreador de Namorados’ (translated from Portuguese to ‘Boyfriend Tracker’), was released about two months ago and according to its developer Matheus Grijo, had attracted about 50,000 users. But last week, Google pulled the app. A spokesperson told The Associated Press that Google doesn’t comment on why an app has been removed, but critics of tracking apps like these say that they’re a violation of privacy rights.
But that doesn’t seem to have slowed down interest in the app in Brazil.
“Brazilians are a jealous people, what can I say? Of course it’s going to be popular,” Marcia Almeida, a woman in Rio who attributes her divorce seven years ago to infidelity.
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