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(Brockton Enterprise)   New app lets police point an iPhone at anybody and get back a naughty or nice reading within seconds   (patriotledger.com) divider line 137
    More: Interesting, iPhone, Police Chief William Conlon, databases, grants, handheld devices  
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2010-06-15 08:52:04 AM  
So, they won't be asking us for our papers anymore?
 
2010-06-15 09:12:25 AM  
Prepare to comply, citizens.
 
2010-06-15 09:15:29 AM  
I'm waiting for the version of this that searches all porn sites.
 
2010-06-15 09:16:45 AM  
Soon the iPhone willl feature a taser
 
2010-06-15 09:44:03 AM  
Nah, this wont be abused.
 
2010-06-15 09:44:48 AM  
The comment on that story is more interesting that the story.
 
2010-06-15 09:53:42 AM  
Just don't use it on the cops or you'll wind up in jail.
 
2010-06-15 09:53:55 AM  
ekoredranger.files.wordpress.com

And soon they will be able to tell if you're about to commit a crime and arrest you in advance.

Remember kids, they can photograph you; you can't photograph them.
 
2010-06-15 09:53:56 AM  
Wouldn't it be cheaper to go on full on nanny state and get street cameras? Street cameras are harder to steal and break.
 
2010-06-15 09:54:20 AM  
Yep, and if I take pictures of police I get my camera confiscated, broken, and detained for 72 hours.
/makes sense
 
2010-06-15 09:56:34 AM  
supermegadestructobot: Yep, and if I take pictures of police I get my camera confiscated, broken, and detained for 72 hours.
/makes sense


Only if you record the audio as well as the video. If you do just video you're good. Massachusetts = farked surveillance laws.
 
2010-06-15 09:56:57 AM  
Officer Scott Shields held up the oversized iPhone and snapped a photo

So, it's for the iPad, then? Or not really an iPhone at all but they needed a reference a dumb reporter could understand.
 
2010-06-15 09:57:50 AM  
img189.imageshack.us
 
2010-06-15 09:58:34 AM  
iProfile.
 
2010-06-15 09:59:30 AM  
I can't believe police need an iPhone to tell if someone's skin is dark now.
 
2010-06-15 10:00:08 AM  
AmazingRuss: Soon the iPhone willl feature a taser

Patent law and what not.
Link (new window)
 
2010-06-15 10:01:59 AM  
carnoustiecentreactiongroup.files.wordpress.com

Approves
 
2010-06-15 10:02:23 AM  
I like in the comments there is a filter that's changing "incumbent" to "in***bent."

That's one seriously puritanical filter. And I thought that Drew's filter was a biatchallenging, and I wish it wasn't.

/cum, cum, cummity, cum, cum, cum!!!
 
2010-06-15 10:02:45 AM  
Whatever happened to the USA?
Nanny State.
1984.
 
2010-06-15 10:03:17 AM  
dletter: I'm waiting for the version of this that searches all porn sites.

There is an app for that.
 
2010-06-15 10:03:20 AM  
Badgerlad: Or not really an iPhone at all but they needed a reference a dumb reporter could understand.

"The device, which is one-trillionth the size of Rhode Island..."
 
2010-06-15 10:03:45 AM  
Iron Chef Scottish: Whatever happened to the USA?
Nanny State.
1984.


Well it is happening in New England.
 
2010-06-15 10:03:55 AM  
zamboni: I like in the comments there is a filter that's changing "incumbent" to "in***bent."

That's one seriously puritanical filter. And I thought that Drew's filter was a biatchallenging, and I wish it wasn't.

/cum, cum, cummity, cum, cum, cum!!!


You said cum six times.
 
2010-06-15 10:04:57 AM  
So this is good news for the iPhone app that I want to find someone to write for me.

An assassin game where you are sent a picture of a nearby target, and you must snap their picture before they get yours. The picture will then be run against facial recognition software (You must upload a picture of yourself at time of signing up) to make sure you got the right target. Perhaps have running stats, with more successful players being worth larger "contract" points?

I think it would be lots of fun in an urban area, especially places with a good subway system. Though some people may wind up being late for work.
 
2010-06-15 10:05:35 AM  
Weird. I expected it to change "and I wish it wasn't" to "and I wishiat wasn't."

Stupid filter's broke.
 
2010-06-15 10:06:25 AM  
Brockton, eh? I didn't think the Cape Verdean government had money to buy fancy things like that.
 
2010-06-15 10:06:28 AM  
but, do they take the time to check it 2x? Even Santa does that much.

/shakes fist at Kazakhstan is greatest country in the world
 
2010-06-15 10:07:26 AM  
Wait, so if I'm a suspect they take the pic, but what if I'm not charged or anything. Does the pic get deleted?

I don't know much about law, but I smell a lawsuit coming on (don't I?)

Quick, fark lawyers help me out.
 
2010-06-15 10:07:36 AM  
moops: Brockton, eh? I didn't think the Cape Verdean government had money to buy fancy things like that.

I think they started taxing heroin on the south shore. It's quite the industry now.
 
2010-06-15 10:08:02 AM  
"We are not going to just randomly stop people," Conlon said. "It will be used when someone has done something."

Right. Of course you aren't. Things like this would NEVER be abused.

That stuff better be pretty farking accurate or they're going to get their balls sued off.
 
2010-06-15 10:08:03 AM  
Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.
 
2010-06-15 10:08:20 AM  
"I'll bet they've got SCMODS."

"SCMODS?"

"State County Municipal Offender Data System."
 
2010-06-15 10:09:29 AM  
Will it work on the monorail?

("I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook. And, by gum, it put them on the map.")

/What?
//It's Brockton?
///Never mind.
 
2010-06-15 10:09:32 AM  
The Angry Hand of God: zamboni: I like in the comments there is a filter that's changing "incumbent" to "in***bent."

That's one seriously puritanical filter. And I thought that Drew's filter was a biatchallenging, and I wish it wasn't.

/cum, cum, cummity, cum, cum, cum!!!

You said cum six times.


I should probably see a doctor, and get plenty of electrolytes.
 
2010-06-15 10:09:56 AM  
el wharrrgarblo: Wait, so if I'm a suspect they take the pic, but what if I'm not charged or anything. Does the pic get deleted?

I don't know much about law, but I smell a lawsuit coming on (don't I?)

Quick, fark lawyers help me out.



I never quite understood why people where against a database of things like fingerprints and DNA being kept. What freedoms does that limit expect for the freedom to get away with a potential crime? What personal privacy does that limit?

So your photo/DNA/Fingerprints are kept on a file. Big deal.
 
2010-06-15 10:10:03 AM  
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Badgerlad: Or not really an iPhone at all but they needed a reference a dumb reporter could understand.

"The device, which is one-trillionth the size of Rhode Island..."


But how many football fields is it!? I have no sense of proportion! How many would it take to get to the moon or go around the earth if you broke them into their basic components and set them end-to-end!?

/wrists
 
2010-06-15 10:10:08 AM  
Todays Dilbert (new window)

Today's Dilbert. Strangely appropriate
 
2010-06-15 10:10:28 AM  
zamboni:
I should probably see a doctor, and get plenty of electrolytes.


Eat pineapple. Drink juice.
 
2010-06-15 10:11:07 AM  
FarkedOver: I can't believe police need an iPhone to tell if someone's skin is dark now.

If the machine detects it, it isn't racist.
 
2010-06-15 10:11:15 AM  
moops: Brockton, eh? I didn't think the Cape Verdean government had money to buy fancy things like that.

The device - with the necessary applications - costs $3,000 - and was made available thanks in part to a $200,000 federal grant funneled through the Massachusetts Sheriff's Association.


They didn't.
 
2010-06-15 10:11:50 AM  
"...only be used when somebody does something." hmmm
ACHTUNG! VERE ARE YOUR PAPERS!
seriously, police powers are out of control already. no accountability.
 
2010-06-15 10:11:54 AM  
AmazingRuss: FarkedOver: I can't believe police need an iPhone to tell if someone's skin is dark now.

If the machine detects it, it isn't racist.


LOL
 
2010-06-15 10:12:15 AM  
Looks like they're uncumfortable with something.
 
2010-06-15 10:14:22 AM  
I can't being to imagine how cops, who can always be counted on for their exercise of good judgement and calm, thoughtful reserve, will ever possibly abuse this.

/And aren't they lazy enough already?
 
2010-06-15 10:14:23 AM  
Isn't this illegal in 12 states where you need consent of both parties in order to record someone?

Fark thread 5364826 (new window)
 
2010-06-15 10:14:53 AM  
Bunnyhat: I never quite understood why people where against a database of things like fingerprints and DNA being kept. What freedoms does that limit expect for the freedom to get away with a potential crime? What personal privacy does that limit?

You mean besides putting you in the running as a potential false positive?
 
2010-06-15 10:14:54 AM  
zamboni: The Angry Hand of God: zamboni: I like in the comments there is a filter that's changing "incumbent" to "in***bent."

That's one seriously puritanical filter. And I thought that Drew's filter was a biatchallenging, and I wish it wasn't.

/cum, cum, cummity, cum, cum, cum!!!

You said cum six times.

I should probably see a doctor, and get plenty of electrolytes.


I thought you just really liked cum.
 
2010-06-15 10:15:54 AM  
Bunnyhat: el wharrrgarblo: Wait, so if I'm a suspect they take the pic, but what if I'm not charged or anything. Does the pic get deleted?

I don't know much about law, but I smell a lawsuit coming on (don't I?)

Quick, fark lawyers help me out.


I never quite understood why people where against a database of things like fingerprints and DNA being kept. What freedoms does that limit expect for the freedom to get away with a potential crime? What personal privacy does that limit?

So your photo/DNA/Fingerprints are kept on a file. Big deal.


Yes and I'm sure some people during the 1930's said, "So the Jews get tattoos. Big deal.
 
2010-06-15 10:15:56 AM  
Badgerlad: Officer Scott Shields held up the oversized iPhone and snapped a photo

So, it's for the iPad, then? Or not really an iPhone at all but they needed a reference a dumb reporter could understand.


I wondered that too, but watch the video. It's an iPhone, just an iPhone.
 
2010-06-15 10:17:04 AM  
I thought it was called facebook.
 
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