Friday, September 25, 2009

Going TOO Far! "Datecheck" and the Privacy Issues it Brings.

Normally I don't do blog post on things not related to gaming but this one needed to be made. There is an iPhone app called "Date Check" and today the Fall 2009 demo was just released. In short, this app needs to go AWAY! This app breaks so many privacy barriers that its downright creepy. Here is a list of things it checks for

- Under its "sleaze detector"-
* Criminal convictions
* Felonies, Misdemeanors
* Sex offenses
* Other criminal offenses associated with a name

- Net Worth checker -
* Property ownership information
* Home details (bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, tax info)
* Assessed property value

- Compatibility checker -
* Birth Date
* Horoscope and astrological information

- Interest -
* Social Network Info
* Professional Info

- Living Situation -
*Names and ages of relatives, associates & roommates living at search subject's residence
* Educational background

Most of that info listed above isn't privy to my own mother let alone some random person with an iPhone! And even worse this is just another addition to the horrible dating culture in the United States. "MY NET WORTH?! REALLY NOW?!" Once again, we teach young women that it's OK to judge a man based upon what he has and not by what type of person he really is. And females wonder why they cant find a good man. That's because they're so damn busy being "gold diggers"!

This app is nothing more than a glorified stalkers tool and I hope that people wise up and begin to fight back against this! I'm seconds away from starting a petition/boycott. This application is appalling! Tell me what you think in the comments section. and if you want to see the app in action, check out the video below.

- Fall Demo Video -

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