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New Facebook App Tracks Crime

Facebook App Tracks Crime in U.K.Custom little applications are popping up in Facebook profiles like no tomorrow -- so quickly, in fact, that people are having to resort to extended profiles just to keep on top of all the things. Most are, honestly, useless, but some have merit, like a new one that lets citizens of Manchester, England keep up on what sort of shady dealings are happening in their city.

The app, provided by the Greater Manchester Police force, inserts crime alerts into your news feed automatically, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the area. Users can also submit links and descriptions of crime to alert others.

This advent of this app, along with others like the newly released traffic cam app, makes us wonder: Is Facebook actually becoming productive? We think most employers would still disagree. [Source: TechCrunch]

Tags: crime, Facebook, Police

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