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New Jersey residents get an app that lets them keep a spy eye on the police

NY Daily News
July 4, 2012

New Jersey cops watch out – Big Brother is watching.

The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has just launched a new cell phone app which allows state residents to discreetly record police stops.

It follows the introduction of a similar app by the New York wing of the ACLU last month and is being hailed as another weapon for civilians against abusive police behavior.

The free New Jersey app, called “Police Tape,” has been developed by OpenWatch and can be downloaded at aclu-nj.org/app [1].

It is currently only available for Android smartphones but is expected to be rolled out to iPhones later this month.

“Police Tape” has three functions: video recording, audio recording and a tutorial for first-time users.

Full article here [2]