Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Is there an app for that?

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There's now an app where you can report crimes in Marion, Virginia. It's called iWatchMarion.

Now, don't go being all silly and downloading it and then reporting a bunch of crazy stuff. First, that's the wrong thing to do. And, if that's not a good enough reason, keep in mind that it knows where you are. Yes, it tracks the person that submits the report!
Because iWatch Marion uses global positioning technology, the system intelligently forwards information to the Howard County Police Department based on where the handheld device is physically located at any given moment.
Yeah, this whole "See Something, Say Something" thing kinda bothers me. Oh, sure, I have no problem with neighborhood watch programs. One got Trayvon Martin off the streets, after all. But anything from the Department of Homeland Security -- one of the most useless government departments, if not the most useless -- can't be all good. Or any good.

In fact, the maker of this app has a whole series of similar apps for different areas. And, like I said, something about it bothers me.

But, having said that, I do like the idea of reporting criminal activity. Where's the iWatchObama app?

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