Friday, January 19, 2007

Fight crime with your cell phone

New York City plans on recruiting average citizens armed with cell phone cameras to help fight crime. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the city plans to install new technology so that 911 call centers can receive digital images and videos sent from cell phones and computers.

"If you see a crime in progress or a dangerous building condition you'll be able to transmit images to 911 or online to," he said.
The technology will also eventually be extended to 311, a hot-line established during the mayor's first term in office to deal with nonemergency, quality-of-life concerns.

Source: CNET News

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