Controversial Application Delivers Instant Background Checks Right to Iphone
Thanks to a new application from BeenVerified.com, anyone can run a background check while
at home or on the go, right from their iPhone. The appropriately named “Background Check
App” is the first of its kind and users are responding. The company reports over 1 Million
Background Checks ran in its first month, but some feel it is an invasion of personal privacy.
(PRWEB) December 23, 2009 -- Background checks are no longer just for large corporations. Thanks to a new
application from BeenVerified.com, anyone can run a background check while at home or on the go, right from
their iPhone -- without having to retrieve the rest from the internet. The appropriately named “Background Check
App” is the first of its kind and users are responding.
Beyond looking up things such as age, address history, and relatives, Background Check App gives users access
to criminal records, the properties associated with a person (and their values), and scans social networks to find
data about the person there, including photos. All of this information is delivered instantly right on the iPhone.
Concerned parents, small business owners, and online daters are among the apps most ardent fans. “Large
companies have been using background checks to protect their businesses for years,” said Josh Levy, CEO of
BeenVerified.com. “Our service empowers anyone to protect their lives and the lives of their families in the
However, the new service has put an information age spin on an old debate over privacy rights. The service has
stirred thousands of comments on blogs, through Twitter and has even caught the attention of some in the media.
Many people see background checks as a necessity in a world that is increasingly dangerous and where anyone
can claim to be someone or something they are not. On the other hand, many people find it a gross invasion of
“A BeenVerified background check contains information collected f