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Author Topic: Now YOU Can Be the Spyware! =D  (Read 1078 times)


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Now YOU Can Be the Spyware! =D
« on: March 03, 2012, 10:08:44 PM »


Now instead of having spyware on your computer, you can actually BE the spy with help from some mobile software for iOS and Android!

New smartphone app ushers in the digital age of citizen spying


The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security released an app for mobile phones they have called the “Suspicious Activity Reporting” application.

This application will allow for citizens to report “suspicious persons” more easily than ever before, ushering in the digital age of citizen spying, a thought which would make Stalin and those like him drool with envy.

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Today Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined by West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jimmy Gianato and West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center Director Thom Kirk together announced a new mobile app, that enables West Virginians to submit tips concerning suspicious criminal and terrorist activity, is now available for smartphones.

“Through the use of innovative technology our citizens can download the new Suspicious Activity Reporting Application for free and help protect their own communities,” Gov. Tomblin said. “With the assistance of our citizens, important information can quickly get into the hands of our law enforcement community allowing them to provide better protection. This is just another example of my administration’s commitment to helping keep our streets and citizens safer.”

Developed by West Virginia Interactive as a project of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, the app sends submitted information, including photos and texts, to the Fusion Center where the information can help authorities react to and prevent incidents from occurring. The previous methods of submitting suspicious or criminal activity by using the Fusion Center’s website or by calling them directly has now been enhanced by the implementation of this application.

“The longer you wait the less accurate eyewitness information becomes and evidence fades,” said Thom Kirk, Director of the Fusion Center. “Enabling the information to be sent at the time the activity is taking place will not only improve the accuracy of the report, but also improve the ability of the authorities to respond quickly.”

The free application is available for download from the iTunes App Store or Android Market and gives citizens the ability to:

* Capture a photo from the app or use one that already exists on the device
* Automatically find and use their location or enter an address
* Report detailed subject and vehicle descriptions
* Remain anonymous if preferred, or include contact information

“We’re excited about getting citizens involved in protecting their communities,” said WVDHSEM Director Jimmy Gianato. “We’re currently looking at our other services to see what else makes sense to move to the mobile platform.”

And it's FREE~! ;D

So you can take pictures of your terrorist neighbours and have them thrown in some black prison with no trial and no charges even filed!

It just doesn't get any better than this!

Like just imagine... Who would have thought 10 years ago that you could download some FREE software that would let you throw people you hate in prison?!? FOR FREE~! ;D

Man... The cool stuff you can do with software today! Just imagine what you'll be able to do tomorrow! Well... Provided that your neighbour doesn't download the software first... ;)

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Re: Now YOU Can Be the Spyware! =D
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 03:11:06 AM »
I predict this will not be a successful app. Why? Because there aren't any social features built-in. Every app should have some, it should be connected to Facebook or G+ and let you share your achievements with your friends. Now look, they don't even have a hi-score table. That's outrageous. What sane person would want to play this, invest this great amount of time and remain anonymous? Well, maybe Anonymous... it would be so easy to spam for lulz.

Anyway, this app also surely helped the economy to recover faster and created many jobs. Software developers did their part and now there is a need for lots of trained people to look at junk photos and decide whether to do something or not...


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Re: Now YOU Can Be the Spyware! =D
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »
The should see if they can recruit a bunch of Romania's ex-Securitate to administrate and run this for them. They wrote the book on near universal electronic monitoring of their citizens before Nicolae Ceaușescu's regime got booted out.

Why reinvent the wheel? If you want to move towards a totalitarian society, hire ex-totalitarian apparatchiks.

Global Village, right? ;)