FBI Creates ďChild IDĒ iPhone App for Parents to Store Childrenís Photos and Info (Well thatís handy for hackers and stalkers!)
Youíre 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 thereís a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID appóthe first mobile application created by the FBIóprovides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that itís 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)óits long-time partner in the National Child Identification Program, which provides a physical kit to gather your childís 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 providerís 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:
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