Controversial Photo-Hiding App Pulled From Apple Store

Wochit - Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A popular app used by teenagers to hide photos is causing controversy.

Apple has removed The Calculator% app from its App Store.

Posing as a fully functioning calculator, the app allows users to hide secret photos.

The app's icon looks like an innocuous calculator.

But a secret code opens a vault of images and video concealed to anyone without access.

Popular with teenagers, it has been criticized by child welfare experts.

The app gained attention when a US district attorney's warning to parents went viral on Facebook.

Recently, a British police unit confirmed the app formed part of an undisclosed investigation.

A cached version of the developer's store on Apple shows it had been available as recently as a month ago.

A link to the app on the developer's website is dead.

While the app is unavailable on Android, a number of imitations can be downloaded.


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