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Skout Suspends Teen Service After Rape Allegations Emerge

Skout, a mobile social dating start-up based in San Francisco, suspended its sub-community for teens on Tuesday after allegations emerged that the app may have been used in connection with multiple rape cases over the past month. A number of adults have posed as teenagers on the app to meet with other teens, which allegations say have resulted in the sexual assaults of at least three minors. The teen community will remain suspended while the company works through changes in its safety policies and age verification mechanisms.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik