Wanna spy on your neighbors? There's an app for that

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wanna spy on your neighbors? There's an app for that:

    West Virginia Unveils App for Suspicious Activity Reporting

     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This is simply nauseating. I hope that they are overwhelmed with bogus reports.

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    Maybe I'll turn in my neighbor the next time he burns trash in his back yard. Lord knows, the township won't address the issue.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Stasi would be so jealous!
     
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is a good place to repost that comprehensive Washington Post series from a while back, wherein they talk about the rank idiocy of these "fusion centers" and how nobody even knows what the (expletive deleted) they're collecting. They receive SARS (Suspicious Activity Reports -- so (expletive deleted) Orwellian) all the time, they're flooded with them, and they don't know what to do with all the info, especially because the vast majority of it is worthless (expletive deleted). Again, our tax dollars at work. I linked to it in this post I wrote at the Cogblog in December 2010:
    http://www.cogitamusblog.com/2010/1...o-a-walmart-near-you-her-video-urging-if.html
     
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Or we could use this to report smurf activities anytime we see them about in their uniforms.....;)
     
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wired's account of this story:

    3/2, Spencer Ackerman, Wired, Angry Birds, Meet Jailbirds: New App Helps You Snitch on Your Friends
     

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