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THE GPS ON YOUR CELL PHONE TRACKS YOUR LOCATION AT ALL TIMES. WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS FOR DIVORCE?

I have blogged previously about social networking, technology and divorce. In one, I pointed out that a young mother lost custody due to “bad judgment” in “posting photographs on her MySpace page of herself with different men, of herself at different events where she was surrounded by individuals who were intoxicated...”

In another blog, I noted that “pay as you go” phones can be purchased at almost any cell phone store and can be used to talk on cell phones without a record of any call and no bill, and that there is an iPhone app known as “TigerText” which destroys any text as soon as it is read, thus leaving no evidence.

Now, there is emerging technology regarding the use of iPhones for evidence because they automatically store use history, keystroke data, texts, emails and screenshots of emails the user thinks have been deleted. iPhones with GPS locator apps can be used to track every movement of the user! (A Detroit Free Press article touched on this recently.) Also, Apple has a service named, “Find My iPhone” which shows you the location of our phone if you have lost it. If you have this service, your location is certainly being tracked and mapped at all times.

This technology has huge ramifications in adultery matters and opens up a whole new area of concern about accessing this information within Federal and State laws.