Japanese cell phone company’s cat mic app is a mobile spyware nightmare
Posted On June 12, 2021
The Japanese cell-phone giant SoftBank has launched a new mobile app to help it spy on its users.
SoftBank’s mobile spy app, called CellPhone, allows users to spy on their phones via a microphone attached to their earbuds.
It has been around since April, but now the company has rolled out the app to the US, Canada, and South Korea.
The app is available in the Apple App Store for $4.99, and Google Play for $7.99.
The developers claim the app has been downloaded more than 100 million times.
The company is promising to add more countries in the future.
Softbank has already been fined in Europe for spying on its customers, and there are reports that it is looking to sell off the spyware.