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Sheriff says "Talking Angela" app safe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office–Special Victims Unit received several calls concerning the "Talking Angela" app and whether or not it is safe for children.

Several recent posts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter claim that the app asks children inappropriate questions, takes photographs of children without their knowledge, and attempts to get personal information about the child such as their name and age.

This free interactive cartoon based app, which was released in December 2012, is just one of many applications developed by Out Fit 7 Ltd. and is available for download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Recently, several independent security experts have examined the app and its source code and they have concluded that all of these allegations are unfounded and that the app poses no real danger to the general public.

While the allegations in this case were found to be false, Sheriff Jay Russell said that parents should be proactive and vigilant with regard to their child's Internet safety and report any suspicious activity immediately.

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