Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Want to Narc on Your Friends and Family? There's An App For That!

And in another misappropriation of the word, it is called the Patriot App. Encouraging us to turn in all those around us who might be engaging in nefarious activities. When I first heard about this, I was a little skeptical and thought urban legend. A quick trip to the iTunes store showed that it was all too real. Here's a screen shot from iTunes (just search for Patriot App if you want to find it yourself).

You can report directly to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. You can get pictures of the most wanted and spin the threat dial (although I am not sure what good that does. You too can be part of the surveillance state for the low low price of only $1.99!

The app only has a rating of 1.5 stars and lots of snarky reviews as you can imagine.

Be afraid...be very afraid...and use your iPhone to report everything and everyone that makes you afraid!


kkdither said...

I don't even know how to comment on this... When we are at the point where the surreal is real and it is sold to the masses as a viable option, I guess terrorists have won.

Timt49 said...

why not, it worked for hitler and the SS

OrbsCorbs said...

I report only to the Council of Elders on Altair 13.

Huck Finn said...

It worked for Stalin and the Block Mothers. I read so many vitriolic posts at other site claiming we are headed for socialism, but those guys don't realize we are already there with the worst aspects of it.

hale-bopp said...

I think your comment was just fine, kk!

I thought about trying to work in a reference to the iPhone Youth in this post, but just couldn't quite turn the phrase in a way I liked.

And Orbs, I bet there's and app for that too!