Most software developers follow a code of ethics when building smartphones apps due to the fear of being rejected from mobile app markets such as the Apple App Store. However, some have ignored these moral practices, targeting highly sensitive subjects such as race and class by exploiting stereotypes in an attempt to gain quick recognition. Microsoft recently demonstrated at CES 2012 how even applications designed to with the intention of keeping people safe, like the Windows Phone 7 Pedestrian Route Production app, can be viewed as a form of racial discrimination. The safety-zone-inspired GPS app has social activists up in arms over high risk areas being specified by race and class. But that's just one of several apps that have crossed the racial barrier in the past. Stay impartial and take a look at the 10 Most Racist Smartphone Apps Ever Created.

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