Are you snooping on your spouse? - New York News

Are you snooping on your spouse?

Updated:
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Maybe it's a "like" on Facebook or a "favorited" tweet on Twitter. These are the new clues in an old dance: Is my spouse cheating?

"Our study shows that surveillance today doesn't require spies or private investigators. It can be done by anyone," stated Leroy Velasquez of SeekingArrangement.com, a dating website.

Velasquez says their recent anonymous survey of members revealed that 58 percent admit reading their spouse's email. Forty-seven percent say they have peeked at text messages, and 39 percent have snooped on their partner's social media accounts.

SUPER SPIES

Some people take the spy game up a notch. At Privacy Electronics in Pinellas Park, they sell gadgets that, a decade ago, were only available to the military or spy agencies.

"This is a digital snitch live tracker," explained store owner Michel Peros, holding a device only slightly larger than a common 9-volt battery. It can be planted in a purse or car and, using GPS technology, it transmits its location to a map on your smart phone. It costs just $300.

"The technology verifies what's really going on," continued Peros. "It puts them in peace of mind, one way or the other."

He sells many other devices that were once the kind of thing only found in James Bond movies.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SPYING?

Another interesting finding in the SeekingArrangements.com survey was that 73 percent of the admitted spies were women. Peros confirms that the demographics have changed since he started his business 25 years ago.

"Back then, the majority of clients were men," he said. "Now, mostly women buy this technology."

Velasquez offers a conclusion when it comes to the ease of spying these days.

"If you're in a relationship, be faithful -- if for no other reason, there's more ways than ever to get caught."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Spy device live-Tweets private conversations

    Spy device live-Tweets private conversations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:29:10 GMT
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:24 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:20:13 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices