A new iPhone App with the misleading name ‘PatriotApp’ attempts to draw on the power of the patriot movement, turning smartphone users into a gigantic snitch network.
You might think an app with such a patriotic name might have useful functions like a pocket constitution or quotes from our forefathers. But contrary to the services one might expect, this app allows users to report any ‘suspicious’ behavior directly linking them with top government agencies.
Much like the new DHS program ‘If you see something, say something’ this app is meant to turn average citizens into a network of spies feeding information back to the federal government.
Boy, I sure wouldn't want to be left behind and have to try and hide from the technology they have today. Seems like society/government is trying to get everyone to turn on each other by "ratting out" each other, now it's easier with a click of a button, WOW!!!
Living here in Alberta, I just heard on the news the other night they want to give fines (starting in 2012) to anyone who lets there vehicle idle for more than 1 minute and that would mean neighbors letting authorities know. I've never heard of such a crazy law in my life. I have a truck, and I let it warm up for 1 minute and I can't drive because of the windows not being thawed (and it's not safe)...yup, there is a ticket in place now for this too if your windows are not clear. Talk about a way to print money and control people. It's getting scary.