TODAY   |  August 26, 2013

Is he true? ‘Boyfriend Tracker’ lets you check

A new smartphone app is rivaling the NSA and spies alike, allowing users to secretly download the app onto someone’s phone and then listen in on their phone calls, read their text messages and even look at every photo they take. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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>>> back now at 7:43 inside our studio as the rain is falling a bit on rockefeller plaza . meantime there's a new app and it's raising eyebrows and privacy concerns this morning. nbc's kerry sanders has details on this story. good morning to you.

>> good morning, savannah. much of the nation's attention has been on the nsa and how the national security agency has the ability to read your e-mails and listen to your phone calls. now there's an app that rivals those capabilities and approximate may make spies jealous. our story begins in brazil.