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iPhone Hack To Record Possible Confrontation

By: Tyler Glen
Posted: June 2, 2020 05:38

We have info on an iPhone shortcut that helps you record a confrontation and send to a contact.

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iPhone can be a great tool in police interaction

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Westman continues to react to the ongoing protests across North America.   Here in Manitoba, a peaceful rally is set for Friday, to run in solidarity with those flooding the streets across the United States and Canada to protest acts of police violence.  Protests  triggered after George Floyd died during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. (An autopsy commissioned for Floyd's family found he died of asphyxiation.)

Yesterday I called for all Police Departments everywhere to make body cameras mandatory for all officers.  Something done in a handful of departments, but not all.  I've been told the Brandon Police Service for example, has cameras, but it can't be confirmed all officers are wearing them all the time and that they are in fact turned on.  Well, I've discovered an iPhone shortcut to helps you record a potential confrontation, and then send to a contact discreetly.  A tech whiz has come up with an iPhone shortcut that lets people subtly record the police when in a confrontation.

The shortcut, called Police, will let you tell Siri when you're being pulled over or confronted while protesting (you get the idea). The creator, Matthew Cassinelli, says the idea is to keep everyone safe and honest. It also notifies an emergency contact and when the recording is stopped and that contact gets a copy of the video.

Here’s what the shortcut does:

  • Send a text message to one of your contacts, providing your street, latitude, and longitude, along with the message that you’re being arrested
  • Turn on your iPhone’s rear camera and start taking a video
  • Save the video to your iPhone when you’re done with your recording
  • Send said video to your aforementioned contact

Just click on the link below for more info on how to make this happen for your phone.  And be safe!

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