Vigilante

After months of testing with upwards of 100,000 beta testers, Citizen today is launching its premium Protect offering for all users. The subscription service runs $20 a month and opens…

Controversial crime app Citizen launches $20/month Protect service

The neighborhood crime-watch app Citizen is covertly hiring journalists to livestream on the app at crime scenes for $25 per hour through third-party websites. I’m tired. When Citizen first hit…

Citizen’s crime livestreams are no substitute for local journalism

ZeroFox, a cybersecurity startup that helps companies detect risks found on social media and digital channels, has announced it has acquired dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante.  Vigilante — not…

ZeroFox acquires dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante

The app formerly known as Vigilante isn’t going away. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n has raised a…

Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up $12 million from Sequoia

Remember Vigilante? The controversial crime reporting app was kicked out of the App Store in November shortly after its release because Apple believed it encouraged private citizens to engage in,…

Banned crime reporting app Vigilante returns as Citizen, says its ‘report incident’ feature will be pulled

A controversial crime-reporting app called Vigilante has been kicked out of the App Store for an app that encouraged, well – vigilantism – and led to the potential for violent…

Controversial crime reporting app Vigilante banned from App Store