Mobile Flirting App “Skout” Was Used In 3 Rape Cases

3 minors and 3 men are the center of attention regarding 3 rape cases, the catch? A mobile flirting app called “Skout” was the proxy by which these rapes occurred, but how could it have been prevented?

Skout is a mobile phone app used for flirting with people nearby. Like a romantic Foursquare app, it allows you to check in your location and then chat or “flirt” with those nearby you. Skout’s founder Christian Wiklund worked hard on getting a working and safe business model implemented, yet the sand still falls through the cracks.

Age restrictions seemed to be a top priority, Skout’s team of developers as well as Mr. Wiklund working hard to prevent underage users from using the app and simultaneously keeping them safe from age-inappropriate persons and content. The problem here though is that children can still lie about their birthdate and consequently their age on…

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