So you get home from the gym to find a Facebook friend request from that cute guy you were flirting with by the elliptical machines. He’s nice, he’s charming, but something about him seems a little bit … creepy. How do you know he’s not a sex offender?
Well, now there’s an app for that.
It’s called Friend Verifier and it scans all of your Facebook connections and requests against sex offender registries from around the United States. Since launching March 9, it has been used to check nearly 300,000 people despite minimal press coverage, according to Joe Penora, the Facebook app’s creator.