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A word of caution is being expressed about a new app for phones and tablets. One family advocate says it’s more than controversial – it could be dangerous for children.
The app for Apple’s iOS-based phones and tablets is being billed as “the only gay social app approved by the iTunes store for 12-year-olds and older.” In other words, it’s a hookup device to allow homosexuals – even pre-teens – to connect with others of like mind in a new area. It even provides a map to make driving to a meeting place easier.
Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, goes to the heart of the matter.
“That Apple would allow an app that essentially facilitates anonymous sexual encounters between boys as young as 12 years old is unconscionable,” he says. “But the real concern comes about when you consider that this app is a homosexual predator’s dream come true.”
Evidently users who fail to disable the default tracking settings on the app will constantly broadcast their location to other users even when they’re at home – obviously information predators could take advantage of.
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