“New Yorkers now have a new tool in the fight against terrorism – a smartphone app,” Sophie Jane Evans reports for The Daily Mail.
“The app, dubbed ‘See Something, Send Something’, allows people across the state to send photos and information of suspicious-looking people and activities to officials with the tap of a screen,” Evans reports. “They can do so anonymously, without the fear of appearing discriminatory.”
“After receiving a terror report via the app, the New York State Intelligence Center will then look at it and evaluate its credibility, before alerting the relevant enforcement agency if it is deemed real,” Evans reports. “The app was unveiled last night by Governor Andrew Cuomo in the wake of the Paris massacre, during which 130 people were killed by terrorists in a series of shootings and suicide bombings.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: See Something Send Something is the preeminent nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism, developed by My Mobile Witness, Inc. It’s actually been available on the App Store since July. As opposed to “unveiling” it, Cuomo merely encouraged New Yorkers to report suspicious activity through the app.
More info and download link for the “See Send” via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]