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In a federal indictment, Phillip Durachinsky faces numerous charges including installing malware on thousands of computers and the production of child pornography. Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Ohio Man Charged With Putting Spyware On Thousands of Computers

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Couples now have intertwined digital lives, and so marital problems can lead to spying through specialized apps, keyboard loggers and GPS tracking technology. Roy Scott/Getty Images hide caption

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According to family lawyers, scorned spouses are increasingly turning to GPS trackers and cheap spyware apps to watch an ex. Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images hide caption

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I Know Where You've Been: Digital Spying And Divorce In The Smartphone Age

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Jorge Santiago Aguirre, a human rights lawyer in Mexico City, clicked on a link in a text message he received last year asking for his help. Nothing happened. But days later, audio was leaked of a call between Aguirre and one of his clients. The call had been heavily edited and painted both men as criminals. James Frederick hide caption

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Mexico's Government Is Accused Of Targeting Journalists And Activists With Spyware

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Cyberstalking victims often don't know they're being tracked through their own phone because spyware apps like mSpy use misleading labels (labeled "android.sys.process" here) and don't take up much data. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

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