Smartphone apps banned by Apple, Google, and RIM

Eight notorious apps from gambling to baby shaking that were yanked from app stores.

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PhantomALERT

This application is one of many location-based apps that has gotten into trouble with three Democratic senators because it allows users to see common areas where police set up drunk-driving checkpoints. So far, RIM is the only major player to remove the application from its store and PhantomALERT has defended the app by saying that it would discourage drunk driving by showing users just how many different danger areas exist for drunk drivers. PhantomALERT CEO Jake Scott said that users would likely see more drunk-driving checkpoints than actually exist since the app crowdsources information on DUI checkpoints, speed traps and red-light cameras.

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