Thousands of people have already download an app that lets you hire a thug to beat up people for you. Will you?
The app in question was created in China initially as a tool for people seeking instant-hire. However, that primarily design objection was tossed out the window when they started using it to get revenge on people they hated.
Users would post ads seeking the services of thugs, generally retired soldiers, gym coaches, gangsters, and crooks.
Changsha Zhang Kong Information Technology Limited, the company behind the app, insists it was never designed for organised illegal activities and, as a result, has pulled it from circulation. It would have cost you 200 – 500RMB ($31 – £81) per beating.