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App helps people hide infidelity

(WFLX) - It comes in the form of an app on your cell phone that can hide who you've been texting and calling and vice versa.

The app is called "CATE", which hit the Android market last week, and it's getting rave reviews.

But one divorce attorney is chiming in saying the app may keep your secrets secret but not for long.

CATE stands for "call and text eraser" and that's exactly what it does, erases any opportunity for your significant other to find out who you've been in contact with. "They could block people they wanted to block and fortunate benefit for people who do cheat."

Phillip Immler is a local cop who is also in law school.

He created the app after a friend's phone was hacked by his spouse. "I had a good friend of mine who went through a divorce because his wife was finding things on his phone.  It intercepts call and text messages from people on your lists and stores it within the app," said Immler

And only the app owner has the passcode to unlock the contacts he or she decides should be hidden from view. There's already buzz over the app online and criticism on the streets.

Divorce attorney Robin Roshkind said while the app may promise to hide your infidelity it won't stop a determined woman or man wanting to know the truth.

"If there is going to be an app to stop all this trust me we still have our ways, a good old fashioned private investigator. It's a little ironic it was an officer of the law that came up with this app," said Roshkind.

But Immler begs to differ he says on patrol he is called to a number of domestic violence situations sparked by what is seen on a cell phone.

So far "CATE" has been download more than 20 times in its first week at $2.99.

Despite the purpose of his app, Immler insists, "I don't condone cheating, no".

Immler said more women have purchased the app than men.

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