Phone apps can let users outsmart the law

Phone apps can let users outsmart the law

There are phone and tablet apps that help you hack text messages, let you stalk co-workers and let you evade police after a night of drinking. Legal experts say the software is free speech protected by the 1st Amendment.

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times July 12, 2011

Want to fool merchants with a fake ID? Hack someone's text messages? Or how about tracking where your co-workers are, without their knowing it?

There's an app for that.

The explosion in smartphone and tablet applications that allow people to check the weather, follow their stocks and play Words With Friends has a dark side - apps that facilitate questionable if not outright illegal behavior.


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