Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Patriot App: A Case of Crowdsourcing/Social Sharing Gone too Far?

The 'George Bushy' Patriot App. has been developed by a company staffed with former Homeland Security staffers. It is meant to get 'concerned citizens' to be the state's 'eyes and ears'.

This app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior.

Using the Patriot App. , users can 'download, report (including pictures) and submit information to relevant government agencies, employers, or publish incident data to social network tools.'

As Undernews writes, this is Things even Orwell didn't think of. . .
Next up: Your neighbor as the Mini-me version of Big Brother?

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