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 Yet Another IPhone Snitch App Released

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PostSubject: Yet Another IPhone Snitch App Released   Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:18 pm

Smart phones really are the perfect tool to turn normal citizens into a gigantic snitch network. Here we have yet another addition to the arsenal.
DriveMeCrazy, developed by Shazam co-founder Philip Inghelbrech, is yet another snitch oriented iPhone app used to transform its users into the fictional Bewitched busybody ‘Gladys Kravitz’.

The app allows users to flag bad drivers through voice-activated commands by reciting the perps license plate number directly into the phone. Once flagged by one of the app’s users, a virtual ticket is issued.
This might seem like a novelty but information generated from the virtual ticket (including date, time and location) is actually transmitted to insurance companies and authorities.

Inghelbrecht proudly announces the opportunity to build a database of driver information but he sees no foreseeable privacy issues with the app.
No one can opt out of this app. Whether you use it or not, as long as you have a license plate anyone with the app can flag you.

The potential for abuse is obvious. There is no way to verify if any of the submitted information is valid or even if the offense occurred. An app user with a grudge could do some serious damage to your insurance rates. That’s not even mentioning the hazard the app will create from angry users frantically trying to maneuver through the app menus while driving. ---- Original Link
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