A new app that promises to let users review individuals has caused controversy before it has even launched.

Peeple will allow members to give star ratings to people they know via the app, much as restaurants and hotels are rated on sites such as Yelp.

The app has caused uproar online, with web users descrying it as “creepy” and “terrifying”.

Peeple’s founders say they will pre-screen for negative abuse.

The founders can dress this up all they like and talk about screening etc, but if services like Twitter and Facebook can cause so much negativity, I am pretty sure something like this will be even worse. A terrible idea. More at the BBC.

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