Apple has removed a controversial crime reporting app from its app store.
The Vigilante app, which is still operational for those who already downloaded it, notifies people of crimes soon after they’re reported. It then sends alerts to the smartphones of people near where the crimes are reported.
“What if everyone within a quarter mile of every reported crime were immediately made aware of it?” the company wrote in a Medium post announcing its launch. “What if there were a camera on every crime? What if transparency existed — if we all knew where crime was occurring and how it was being resolved?” Read more…
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