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The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security released an app for mobile phones they have called the “Suspicious Activity Reporting” application.
This application will allow for citizens to report “suspicious persons” more easily than ever before, ushering in the digital age of citizen spying, a thought which would make Stalin and those like him drool with envy.
The application allows for users to choose to give their personal information when submitting the report or it gives them the choice to do it anonymously.
Citizen spies are the hallmark of totalitarian regimes, fomenting distrust and suspicion between what should be friendly neighbors in order to keep everyone in line. This has now expanded to countries that are billed as bastions of freedom (laughable though that may be) like the United States and the United Kingdom. More at EndtheLie.com - EndtheLie.com...
This creates a problem for me, and many others who value privacy and accountability, as an angry neighbor or just about anyone else could maliciously file a false report to get the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or their allied agencies to harass an innocent person. This total lack of accountability would allow any individual to put another person in the sights of the DHS, even if they are doing nothing wrong or even suspicious.
Originally posted by sirjunlegun
Well I just removed several regular even goofy apps from my phone because the updates wanted permission to my cal logs, searches, and gps just to hear cardinal s calls. U really don't need DHS apps...apparently a little bird will tel them...edit on 3-3-2012 by sirjunlegun because: (no reason given)
And the brother shall DELIVER up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
And because iniquity shall abound, the LOVE OF MANY shall wax cold.
And he shall TURN THE heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to TURN THE hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.