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We’ve all been tempted to do it, and, let’s just be honest, many of us have done it before. Paranoia or boredom grips, and we read through text messages or e-mails on our significant other’s phone. But when the tables turn, how do you ensure this invasion of privacy isn’t perpetrated? A new iPhone application called ‘iTrust’ takes an interesting (and possibly ineffective) approach.

According to Mashable, the app displays a fake image of your iPhone’s home screen. If a snooping boyfriend or girlfriend comes along, it will record and save any places they touch on the device. Then, you can come back, review the images, and decide for yourself if they were reading a text or trying to play a game. But ‘iTrust’ isn’t foolproof. As the video after the jump demonstrates, press the Home button, and you can go about whatever business you intended in the first place.

You know, Apple put that passcode feature in its security settings for a reason. Coming up with a four-digit code that only you know seems much more sensible (and effective) than purchasing this $0.99 application. Besides, if you have so much to hide that you need to buy an app to help, maybe you shouldn’t be in a relationship.

[From: Mashable]

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