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
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’
Face-recognition technology to monitor school attendance
Facebook Twitter Monitoring by US Government (Video)
CIA To Monitor Internet Chatter For Anti-Government Sentiment
EU Plans Massive Surveillance Panopticon That Would Monitor “Abnormal Behavior”
Schools put ’Big Brother’ CCTV cameras in classrooms to monitor teachers’ performance
Paedophilia is Hollywood’s Biggest Problem, Explosive Claim by Former Child Star Corey Feldman
Masonic Child Identification Program (takes DNA, dental impression, fingerprints...)
Parents want child gene tests
Sony PlayStation suffers massive data breach, 77 million user’s account info stolen
McDonalds hacked, customer database stolen, your burger preference now in the wild!
TSA says airlines providing more passenger data
FBI Wiretapping of Internet Users. "All Your Data Belongs to Us"
New Zealand Widens DNA Database
TechTalk PodCast: FBI Child ID (Audio)
Latest News from our Front Page
Illegal Aliens Cleared For U.S. Military Service
2014 10 18
The Pentagon announced a new policy allowing illegal immigrants the opportunity to enlist in the armed forces, Thursday.
USA Today reports that the new recruitment policies will focus on people with "high-demand skills" like foreign language acumen and health care training:
"For the first time, the program — known as Military Accessions in the National Interest, or MAVNI — will ...
Bronze Age Sundial-Moondial Discovered in Russia
2014 10 16
A strange slab of rock discovered in Russia more than 20 years ago appears to be a combination sundial and moondial from the Bronze Age, a new study finds.
The slab is marked with round divots arranged in a circle, and an astronomical analysis suggests that these markings coincide with heavenly events, including sunrises and moonrises.
The sundial might be "evidence of ...
Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars
2014 10 15
Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.
Oxygen levels would start to deplete after about two months and scientists said new technologies are required before humans can permanently settle on Mars, according to the study ...
Tom Sunic’s letter to the US Ambassador to Hungary
2014 10 14
October 11, 2014
Mr. André Goodfriend
Embassy of the United States of America
Szabadság tér 12
Dear Mr. Goodfriend,
As an American citizen I would hereby like to express my concern over the recent decision by the Hungarian government to ban the National Policy Institute (NPI) conference which had been scheduled to take place in Budapest from October 3 to October 5, 2014. ...
"Vampire grave" found in Bulgaria
2014 10 14
A "vampire grave" containing a skeleton with a stake driven through its chest has been unearthed by a man known as "Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones".
Professor Nikolai Ovcharov – a crusading archaeologist who has dedicated his life to unearthing mysteries of ancient civilisations – said that he had made the discovery while excavating the ruins of Perperikon, an ancient Thracian city ...
|More News » |