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FBI app for iOS stores child's data on your handset in case he/she goes missing

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FBI app for iOS stores child's data on your handset in case he/she goes missing
If your child goes missing, you will want to have all of his/her information stored on your phone and sent to the proper authorities. Thanks to the FBI's new app for iOS devices, the FBI Child ID this all can be done with the click of a button. Identifying information like photos, weight, height, birthmarks are all sent via email to the FBI. And because time is of the essence when a child is missing, the extra minutes saved by using this app could truthfully be the difference between life and death.

Besides storing and disseminating information on your kids, the app gives you hints and lessons on how to keep your children safe. And if the worse case scenario were to occur, the app will give you information on what to do to get past the first few hours. One click can get you connected to your local 911 operator or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If there is one problem with this app, it's that it is not password protected. Should someone get possession of your phone, they might learn some vital info about your kids. Despite this flaw, the FBI Child ID app is still worth installing, but let's hope you never need to use it. The app is available as a free download from Apple's iTune store. The FBI plans on making it available to other mobile platforms in the future. Oh, in case you were worried, the information you provide on your child is not sent to the cloud but is kept on your device, as we noted above. As long as you keep a sharp eye on your phone, there should be no problem.

source: FBI, iTunes via Textually

FBI's Child ID app can be very useful in the first few hours after someone has gone missing
FBI's Child ID app can be very useful in the first few hours after someone has gone missing
FBI's Child ID app can be very useful in the first few hours after someone has gone missing

FBI's Child ID app can be very useful in the first few hours after someone has gone missing





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posted on 08 Aug 2011, 01:31 1

1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh yes, this certainly won't be useful info to have for someone when they steal your phone, no siree. /sarcasm

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 04:29

2. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


the app should be protected by a password or pin

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 09:54

3. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


another privacy infrigement disguised as a "i value your security and we care about u" bulls**t app.

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