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Police Informers Coming from Apps Rather than Individuals

Matt Ball on September 10, 2013 - in Security

Gone are the days when policing could not survive without human intelligence. Police informers are gradually being replaced by mobile apps. Recent mobile applications like WhatsApp and Truecaller and Google software are the new faceless informers of the city police.

Sources in the police department said earlier one had to spend days and dedicate a team of policemen to get the photograph of the suspect or accused. Now, with the help of WhatsApp, the police are getting it while sitting in office.

The traditional way of mapping the house of any accused, too, has been replaced by Google Earth and maps. Before raiding a house, some tech-savvy policemen discuss the area with the help of online maps.

Read more in DNA India

Matt Ball

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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