This article on ABC by Associated Press brings to light a typical brazilian trait: jeaulousy.
Indeed, Brazilians are very jealous of their partners, and you can see that by the way, they hold hands in public, how they act towards each other in public, etc…
My input is that they are like that because of the public opinion and other friends opinions. Brazilians are also big gossipers spying on other people’s lives as if they could take advantage of that.
Below a few parts on the article that talks about this new app to track other people that has been a hit in the country:
“When it comes to the cloak and dagger effort of catching philandering lovers, all high-tech weapons appear to be fair game — at least to the tens of thousands of Brazilians who downloaded “Boyfriend Tracker” to their smartphones before the stealthy software was removed from the Google Play app store last week, apparently in response to complaints about privacy abuses and its potential to be used for extortion or even stalking.”
The app, called “Rastreador de Namorados” (Portuguese for Boyfriend Tracker), acts like a “private detective in your partner’s pocket” and the functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner’s location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone. There is even a command that allows a user to force the target phone to silently call their own, like a pocket dial, so they can listen in on what the person is saying!
The app for Android phones has been removed from the Play Store, but you can still download it from the company’s website.
If you feel like you need one of those, download the Boyfriend Tracker app here.
Read the article here: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/boyfriend-tracker-app-raises-stir-brazil-20031928