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Is the Talking Angela Cat App or Application Malicious or Not?

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Is the Talking Angela Cat App or Application Malicious or Not?

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In 2013, there were Facebook hoaxes that claimed the "Talking Angela" app was malicious and advised parents not to allow their children to download the app. These hoaxes have resurrected and are spreading on the internet like wildfire. The "Talking Angela" app is not malicious and is a safe and family-friendly app.

The "Talking Angela Cat" App

The "Talking Angela" Facebook Hoaxes

The "Talking Angela" Facebook Hoaxes

  • “Check Your Kids Tablet Or Phones To See If They Have This App Its A Pedo Ring Ive Just Downloaded It To Check And Its Digusting,”
  • “Warning For To All Parents With Children That Have Any Electronic Devices , Ex : Ipod,Tablets Etc .... There Is A Site Called Talking Angela , This Site Asks Kids Questions Like : There Names , Where They Go To School And Also Take Pictures Of Their Faces By Pushing A Heart On The Bottom Left Corner Without Any Notices . Please Check Your Children's Ipods And All To Make Sure They Do Not Have”
  • “Attention Parents & Grandparents! My future daughter-in-law just received this warning from a friend on her page. Do not let your child download the Talking Angela app! It is very creepy! Gracie downloaded it without asking to her kindle fire because it was free and a really cute cat. She brought it to me to answer the question it asked. I immediately noticed it had activated the camera. It had already asked her name, age, and knew she was in the living room! I immediately deleted it!”

The maker of the “Talking Angela” application, OutFit7, has created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), which will provide you with more information about the same app. Please see the FAQs taken from their website http://outfit7.com/.

Here are the Facts about the "Talking Angela" app

Q: IS TALKING ANGELA SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

A: Yes. As a company that supports family-friendly entertainment we ensure we are protecting personal privacy and offering a safe environment for game-play. Upon initial download, users are given the option to play the Talking Angela app in child mode, a function specifically designed to safeguard the privacy of young players. Within child mode, the chat bot feature is disabled so Talking Angela can respond only to touch and repeat what she hears over the microphone, similar to other apps within the Talking Tom and Friends series. Child mode can be selected at any point within the app’s settings.

If child mode is not selected, chat bot will be enabled and Talking Angela will engage in two-way communication with the user. This involves Talking Angela asking the user questions – topics of which are defined in the app description on all app stores.

Q: DOES TALKING ANGELA ASK PERSONAL QUESTIONS?

A: When not operating in child mode, Talking Angela asks users their name and age. The reason for this is to provide the best possible experience and optimize the app’s content. Although all topics are family-friendly, the Talking Angela app is able to determine the most suitable topics of conversation according to a user’s age. For example, if the user is a child, the chat bot will discuss familiar topics such as school.

This information will be visible to Outfit7 only on an aggregated level. This means that we will be able to see how many users of each age we have, but will not be able to determine the name and age of a particular user.

Q: DOES TALKING ANGELA STORE PHOTOS OF YOU?

A: No. The app uses gesture recognition technology through the use of a front camera. This enables Talking Angela to recognize face gestures, which enhances users’ interaction with the app. This function does not take photos or videos of the user and no personal data is shared with third parties.

* An older version of the app enables users to take their photos by pressing the heart button in the app. Any photos taken are not stored locally on the device and are not sent anywhere.

Q: DOES THE TALKING ANGELA APP COLLECT PERSONAL DATA?

A: The app sends anonymized and obfuscated data log files to Outfit7. This data relates to the chat history that cannot be attributed to any individual person and any personal details that are provided voluntarily (e.g. names, addresses, places, etc.) are deleted within the app before they are sent. The data is used solely for development purposes and improvement of individual functions within the app with the aim to make Talking Angela more appealing to users. The data logs are not disclosed to third parties. For additional information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON TALKING ANGELA?

A: A true a clear description of the app can be found on all app stores so customers can read about Talking Angela and its core functionalities before downloading on iOS, Android or interacting on Facebook. For any further questions or customer support, please contact us directly.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:04 AM by an anonymous user from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    An anti virus app detected this app 'talking Angela' not 'my talking Angela' as having malicious code. And there was a bad app somewhere on the tablet as the gallery kept getting cluttered with a lot of unwanted pictures, so who knows. It doesn't mean it is unsafe for children but maybe it just had some sort of virus in it, or hadn't been formatted with a number media file?

    I dunno as no expert but I had to uninstall anyway, just remember to delete cache. Data then uninstall. Still about 6 other outfit 7 on there!!

    remove

    • December 1, 2017 at 4:58 PM by info

      Maybe the people who reported it as malicious got their devices infected with malware, virus or some other malicious program that caused the app to appear malicious.

      remove

  • February 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM by an anonymous user from Hanford, California, United States

    Hi, Angela is fun and now my sister and brother have it.

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    • March 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM by an anonymous user from Beaverton, Oregon, United States

      It is ok. I have it but the creator should make Angela only ask about the age.

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      • March 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM by an anonymous user from Pleasant Grove, Pennsylvania, United States

        I love it but she should get a new voice, its creepy:-

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        • April 1, 2014 at 7:19 AM by an anonymous user from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

          Really, she is nice in her talks and attitude.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM by an anonymous user from Southampton, England, United Kingdom

    I am very cross and so is outfit7. I really hate this hoax and it needs to stop.

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    • April 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM by an anonymous user from Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

      You're right. This hoax honestly needs to stop, I don't know how the hoaxes started again.

      remove

  • February 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM by an anonymous user from Berea, Ohio, United States

    Can this app go through all your information on your phone ? Like you contacts and photos . This is a creepy app . Don't get it . Me and my friend were on it and we took a picture an zoomed in we say a man and hi in his apartment . Explain that .

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

    I looked at the app on the app store and 5 mins later received a text message saying "This is mike.Im closer than you think." I've seen other people online saying that got text messages also.Very creepy!!! Someone explain this to me.

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    • July 13, 2014 at 5:59 AM by info

      There is no way the app could have sent you the text by just visiting the app store.

      Something else sent that message to you.

      An app must be installed before it can do anything.

      remove

  • February 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from Riverside, California, United States

    Is this app is for kids why does the cat say very inappropriate things.

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  • February 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM by an anonymous user from Cicero, Illinois, United States

    I am very worried about my child downloading this app are we sure its safe?

    remove

    • February 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM by info

      My children are using the app, and I have never heard it said anything naughty.

      remove

    • February 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from Riverside, California, United States

      I wouldn't. I saw a picture of someone talking with the cat. And the cat said "take a picture with you and your friend naked". That's not right. Plus there's lots of other things.

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      • May 10, 2014 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

        Right. So just explain to me how the -picture- you saw said anything at all?

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      • February 26, 2014 at 9:38 AM by info

        I don't believe the Cat said that.

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    • February 20, 2014 at 6:56 AM by info

      Yes, the app is safe.

      remove

  • February 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM by an anonymous user from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

    Talkin Angela is scary when you type illuminati it turns on your flash

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