An Alabama district attorney is helping parents to discover their children may be hiding pictures, videos and other things they don't want them to discover through the photo hiding Calculator% app.

Parents who routinely check their children's phones to see what apps they have downloaded and what they're doing on their phones might not be aware this particular app is just disguised as a calculator.

The icon to access the app is rather inconspicuous. It is normal looking calculator icon but displays a '%' sign in the icon image. Parents should be aware this app does a lot more than add, subtract, multiply and divide -- it allows users to create pass codes to hide things from others to see.

Alabama Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey began investigating this app when she received calls from parents about "private photos." She encourages parents of children who have this app installed on their phone to know the pass code to the app to gain access to the hidden material.

Or, just delete it altogether.

Does your child have this app-- Calculator%? You need to know what this app really is for--- and it isn't for adding numbers! Check out this new video (less than 2 minutes)!

Posted by Blount County District Attorney-41st Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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