App warns you when you enter an area where sex crimes have been committed



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You’re about to take a shortcut through a back alley when suddenly your phone beeps — a notification pops up warning you that a sex crime has been committed there.

That’s what one prefecture in Japan is doing with its new “Mimamotchi” app.

The app, which uses GPS to track the user’s locations, automatically sends information when users enter areas where sex crimes have been logged.

It is the first app in Japan designed to help protect young women and children from sexual predators, Fukuoka’s prefectural police told the Asahi Shimbun. Read more…

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2017-02-20T08:08:42+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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