Monday, August 8, 2011

Missing children: The FBI launches an application for smartphones

FBI launched Friday, August 5, Child ID ("Child Identity"), an application designed for smartphones can quickly alert the authorities when missing children. Child ID, launched with the help of the Association of American football coaches to ensure their advertising, is the first application made by the FBI.

It only works for now on iPhone and can be downloaded from iTunes, but will be available later on other smartphones, said the federal agency. The application of readily available data, free, "can save photos and important information about your child, immediately available in case of need," said a statement.

If a child "disappears while you're doing your shopping and you can not find it", photos, information about height, weight, etc.., Can be immediately shown on both the police on site and sent by e-mail to authorities. The FBI indicates that a child goes missing every forty seconds in the United States and that "many" are never found.

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