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App to Avoid ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods Receives Backlash

The app SketchFactor promised to gauge the “relative sketchiness of an area” as it was released on iTunes last week. But the app’s builders, Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, both white, are being criticized for creating an app that will be used in a racist way, as it allows users to describe places that they don’t feel safe in. They defended their app, saying there is a built-in component to report racial profiling.  


(Photo: Sketch Factor)

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