Apple Pulls Sex Offender App

App Store withdraws paid version of 'Offender Locator'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 2:10 PM CDT
The splash screen of "Offender Locator" is pictured.   (ThinAir Wireless)

(Newser) – Apple's App Store will no longer sell “Offender Locator,” an iPhone add-on for tracking sex offenders, CNET reports. The company offered no explanation, and it pulled only the paid version of the hugely popular application—leaving “Offender Locator Lite” available. It's possible that the software ran afoul of California laws that prohibit making a profit from selling criminal information. Nonetheless, a competing, paid app, “Sex Offender Search,” remains available.