This App just makes me laugh. It’s called the Patriot App [iTunes link], and it’s designed to “[empower] citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology.” That sounds suspiciously like the App intends to create a network of informants, but whatever. This is the world we live in now: if you see something, say something, no thinking allowed.
The App was created by a company called PatriotAppTV, which Info Wars says was founded by “insiders from [the Department of Homeland Security].” The App’s philosophy?
This app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior.
Woo, we’re all members of Civil Protection! Pick up that can!
The App lets people connect with organizations such as the FBI to report “suspicious activities” and matters dealing with national security.
At the very least the App is free.