'Date Check' App Lets You Perform Background Checks on the Go
One particularly creepy application appears thanks to Intelius, a company that provides a "people search" engine. The soon to be released 'Date Check' is a free app that lets you perform basic background checks on potential mates. While the app itself is free, the checks are not. After entering a person's name or cell phone number, 'Date Check' performs one of several types of searches, like 'Sleaze Detector,' which searches for a criminal background, 'Net Worth' provides details about a person's assets including property, and 'Interests' scours social networking sites for personal details.
The searches will cost up to $40 apiece when the app launches this fall. With Android and BlackBerry versions already in the works, it's only a matter of time before we're all a click and a charge away from knowing everything we could ever need to know about our dinner partner.
This is exactly the sort of thing that makes us want to drop completely off the grid. [From: ABC News]