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Residents of Runnymede can now follow the goings-on of their local plod on a free iPhone app, assuming plod decides to record his location on his Huawei-supplied handset. The pair of apps were developed by UK-based Multizone, and the public component is being launched on the iPhone today. That free app can be used to pick up the …

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Coat

Just a question of time

.....before a criminal sues Apple for allowing the incident that involved his arrest to be tracked on a Jesus phone...

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Devil

I can hear his lawyer now

And he'd have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!

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Anonymous Coward

Action: Community liason.

Location: Greggs.

There's no way I'd enable this if I was a copper.

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Mushroom

You are joking......

.... is this really how we think the Police should be spending their time ?

An utter, utter utter waste of everything.......

P.

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huh

And that's exactly the quality of analysis we can expect from "The public can then use a sliding scale to say how important that activity is to them"...

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And therein lies the snag

"the copper selects from a list of activities they'd like people to think they're doing"

Love it

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Joke

Unlikely sub-title....

Surely it should be:

PC459 Is: <Arresting you> For: <Calling the police and infringing the burglar's human right to steal>

Or

PC459 Is: <Evacuating the area> While: <Yobs loot or burn down anything in sight as it's their human rights to do so>

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Facepalm

WTF????

did anyone consider that the location and activities of the plod just _might_ be of interest to people other than daily fail readers?

like say crooks and terrorists for eg??

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Big Brother

Now there's a funny thing, there I was believing that all these media channel thingys.........

...........were all evil and should be shut down the moment the plods or politicos want them shut down (because of course I believe implicitly in everything the Daily Heil tells me) and now we see it just depends - as in whether they like you using these media or not and when it suits *them*. Now there's a surprise.

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Huawei

I can see that getting past the Home Office accreditor.

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I do have a question

Remember when honest citizens had rights instead of the criminals? Right, only me, I'll just fogy my way to the pub so I can grumble about kids these days with their iPhones and fax machines and hula loops.

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Excellent news

Now we just need an app for tracking the criminals too. Care to supply one, Huawei?

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Anonymous Coward

RIM already do this

According to the daily mail.

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Since

the police tetra handsets have gps installed maybe they can arrange a direct feed of the location of all patrolling units ?

At least the residents will then know where the four patrolling units are at any one time.......which includes the three-town dog....

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FAIL

That'll be useful

... for anyone planning to commit crimes. Planning to do a bit of twoccing this evening? Check no plod nearby... yeah good to go!

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Could be reassuring, maybe.

If you had complained about people speeding past your local school I suppose you might like to see that they were going a speed trap on that road for a bit. Or patrolling whatever area was prone to trouble.

My local neighbourhood bobbies already do this by Facebook, after the fact of course - "we have spent the morning at such and such a community meeting" or whatever. They also post details of stolen property and whatnot.

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