Controversial Photo-Hiding App Pulled From Apple Store
A popular app used by teenagers to hide photos is causing controversy.
Apple has removed The Calculator% app from its App Store.
Posing as a fully functioning calculator, the app allows users to hide secret photos.
The app's icon looks like an innocuous calculator.
But a secret code opens a vault of images and video concealed to anyone without access.
Popular with teenagers, it has been criticized by child welfare experts.
The app gained attention when a US district attorney's warning to parents went viral on Facebook.
Recently, a British police unit confirmed the app formed part of an undisclosed investigation.
A cached version of the developer's store on Apple shows it had been available as recently as a month ago.
A link to the app on the developer's website is dead.
While the app is unavailable on Android, a number of imitations can be downloaded.