The China Post reports on a woman accused of using surveillance equipment to track her husband. This is a story that has occurred in the United States, as well. I have written before about spyware and how targets of such tracking are starting to use counter-surveillance technologies.
In January, a report from the Department Justice highlighted how stalkers use technology: “Electronic monitoring was used to stalk 1 in 13 victims. Video or digital cameras were equally likely as listening devices or bugs to be used to electronically monitor victims (46% and 42%). Global positioning system (GPS) technology comprised about a tenth of the electronic monitoring of stalking victims.”
The China Post reports:
A woman and her accomplices were arrested for violating the law for privacy protection by hiring private detectors to unlawfully install bugs on her spouse’s vehicle and scooter. After the spouse uncovered the hidden bugs, the wife and the two investigators were arrested after they confessed to the police.
From police report, Lin Jing-yi, 34, and her spouse surnamed Guo, 40, usually drive separately to Hsinchu Science Park Administration, where they both work. The detective work began in April this year, when the offender noticed that her spouse had been arriving home late for several nights, with his cell phone turned off. She then hired two private detectors in an attempt to uncover a possible affair.
In late April, Gao noticed an extra electric wire in the car and with the help of mechanics, discovered the wire was connected to a GPS tracking device and a hidden audio bug. The next day, Guo was unable to start his scooter engine and brought it to a repair shop where the mechanics found another tracking device installed in the interior.