Parents warned about friendship app for teens

  • TECH
  • Thursday, 09 Feb 2017

"Someone asked me for nudes." That – in addition to "someone stole my identity" and "someone bullied me" – are reportable options for Yellow, a smartphone app advertised for ages 13 and up to make new friends with a swipe-right, swipe-left format for liking or not liking someone. 

More than 7 million people have downloaded the app, which prompts users to submit identifying information, including their cellphone number, name, birthday, gender and profile picture. 

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