FBI Creates “Child ID” iPhone App for Parents to Store Children’s Photos and Info (Well that’s handy for hackers and stalkers!)
2011 08 16

From: FBI.gov




You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?

Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

We encourage you to share the word about this app with family and friends, especially during upcoming activities in your communities to raise awareness on crime and drug prevention. For its part, the FBI is working to publicize the app with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)—its long-time partner in the National Child Identification Program, which provides a physical kit to gather your child’s pictures, fingerprints, personal characteristics, and even DNA to keep with you in case of emergency. The AFCA is producing a public service announcement about the app and will spread the word at various football games during the upcoming season.




An important note: the FBI (and iTunes for that matter) is not collecting or storing any photos or information that you enter in the app. All data resides solely on your mobile device unless you need to send it to authorities. Please read your mobile provider’s terms of service for information about the security of applications stored on your device.

Article from: fbi.gov




Ed Note: Okay, creepy and a little short sighted.

Oh no no FBI, iTunes and Apple would NEVER manipulate, collect or store information.... oh wait:

FBI: Chronic Abuse of Power Goes Unchecked

The New Powers the FBI Just Granted Itself

FBI using GPS to track activists (Video)

OpenBSD has FBI backdoor, claims contractor

Anonymous hacker group hits Apple, publishes data

Apple new Big Bro by developing patent to auto-disable iPhone cameras at concerts (and police or govt abuse incidents?)

Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking


But what do you do when your phone’s been stolen and all your info is easily accessible to thieves?

How To Remotely Wipe an iPhone


I can’t help you with phone hacking, though some Germans have a plan:

German managers ’keep phones in biscuit tins’


~E




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