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August 5, 2011 / David Bleeker

First FBI mobile app aims to help find missing kids

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday introduced its first mobile app: an iPhone application aimed at helping parents whose children go missing.

With the Child ID app, a parent can store photos and information about their child such as height and weight. The idea is to have relevant data stored in one place so that a parent can show the information to a security or police officer as soon as the parent notices that a child is missing.

The app features a tab where a parent can e-mail details about the child to authorities. It also includes instructions about what to do if a child has gone missing. [read more]

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