TextNow Free Texting App...asked me if i was a boy or a girl? Spying on Users?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by VideoNewbie, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009
    so ive used textnow for a very long time its useful for free texting and for people who dont have ios5 imessage...first time this has happened to me. tonight i was texting a friend and all of a sudden the app created a pop up screen and asked me if i was a boy or a girl and what age group im in?? then after it asked me the pop up screen disappeared.

    i found that to be very weird and suspicious
  2. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
    It did the same to me the other day, and i had teh same reaction. i thought about dumping TextNOW for a few minutes, then i decided i didn't give a ****. :)
  3. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    well.... are you a boy or a girl?

    kind of strange as to why it matters. I used to know the devs, so i will try and ask to see why they need to know.
  4. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    They're probably doing some research to find out who uses their app (this is useful to know, but very hard to find out!) Seems strange to just pop that up and not explain what it's for though!

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