Predator Alert Tools for OkCupid, Facebook, and Twitter featured by LifeHacker.com

The Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid was featured on LifeHacker’s “After Hours” sex and dating themed site:

Predator Alert is a userscript, which means you’ll first need to install Tampermonkey for Chrome, or Greasemonnkey for Firefox, and then install Predator Alert. Once installed, the add-on will prompt you to log in to your profile, and walk you through a number of questions related to consent and sexual violence. By answering the questions, the tool gets visibility into the answers other users provide to the same questions, and it’s able to use their answers to raise the red flag if it finds someone dangerous. There’s a detailed installation guide and walkthrough here, and more detail on the nature of the questions at the link below.

Once you’re all set up, the tool does the rest of the work for you. As you browse OkCupid, the tool will visually highlight any user’s profile that’s answered those same questions in a concerning way (namely, one that implies that at worst, they have or are willing to sexually assault someone, or at the very least don’t care about the other party’s consent.) Similarly, each time you open a user’s profile, the tool snags the user’s profile picture and runs it through the United States’s Sex Offender Registry (via CreepShield.com) for facial recognition matches. It’ll display the match percentage next to their profile, and you can click it for more information[…].

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Hit the link below to download, and read more about the methodology behind the tool. You can also grab it for other networks as well, including Facebook and Twitter.

Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid | Maybe Maimed but Never Harmed

Check out my blog’s Predator Alert Tool tag for lots more, including screenshots of the tools in action.

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