Dec 142010
 December 14, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Jason Douglass writes:

A new iPhone App with the misleading name ‘PatriotApp’ attempts to draw on the power of the patriot movement, turning smartphone users into a gigantic snitch network.

You might think an app with such a patriotic name might have useful functions like a pocket constitution or quotes from our forefathers. But contrary to the services one might expect, this app allows users to report any ‘suspicious’ behavior directly linking them with top government agencies.

Much like the new DHS program ‘If you see something, say something’ this app is meant to turn average citizens into a network of spies feeding information back to the federal government.

Read more on  Note that this app has been available for a few months but seems to be first getting more media coverage now.

Via Infowarrior mail list

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