Waze on Google can be telltale method that threatens police
US Marshals blame Waze application of Google, that telltale method that allows users to alert each other where there are police patrols, reported The Guardian. In 2013, Google acquired Waze for $1.3 billion. Basically it is a social GPS navigation, in which the community of users shared in real time all the traffic information to avoid congestion, to see where there are ongoing repairs, accidents, ice … and police patrols and cameras.
Appeal against Waze is filed by Sergio Kopelev, deputy in Southern California who believes that sharing the location of police patrols between users creates danger to the officer. Kopelev says he has not heard of Waze, until late last year, his wife started using the application. Then he began to think about how you can use it to identify policemen.
Another Sheriff Mike Brown of Bedford, Virginia, who is chairman of the technology committee of the “National Association of sheriffs”, told The Guardian, that the function of the police report is dangerous.
Both deputies have expressed their concerns at a meeting of the organization in Washington. They relied on Instagram profile Ismayl Brinsli (Ismaaiyl Brinsley), who is acc
used of the fatal shooting against two New York officers last month. They show pictures of Waze with messages that threaten the police. However, investigators believe that Waze was used to ambush officers.
Executive Director of “fraternal order of police,” Jim Pasco also said that there are concerns: “I can think of 100 ways in which this application can be a problem for the officers’ safety. There is no control over who uses it. So if you’re a criminal and you want to rob a bank, hypothetically would use Waze. ”
Waze spokesman Julie Mozler says the company thinks very carefully the safety and security: “These relations keep citizens safe, encouraging faster emergency response and reduce traffic congestion.” She also added that Waze work with police in New York and other police departments around the world have exchanged information.
Fears of police officers to Waze seem exaggerated considering the fact that there are a number of other applications, which can also share their location.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2015/01/28/waze-on-google-can-be-telltale-method-that-threatens-police/https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sz_waze.jpg?fit=640%2C439https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sz_waze.jpg?resize=150%2C150TECH NEWSGoogleUS Marshals blame Waze application of Google, that telltale method that allows users to alert each other where there are police patrols, reported The Guardian. In 2013, Google acquired Waze for $1.3 billion. Basically it is a social GPS navigation, in which the community of users shared in real...Nicolas T.Nicolas T.firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorNicolas T. is a writer/editor of szlifestyle.szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!