Indian cops want citizens to use Periscope to catch criminals

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Local police in Bangalore, India’s ‘Silicon Valley’, will soon encourage citizens to livestream footage of crimes as they happen in order to help apprehend wrongdoers, reports The Economic Times. The paper added that Bangaloreans could soon use Twitter’s Periscope app to record criminal activity and traffic offenses, alerting police control rooms in real-time. A senior police officer noted, “We hope that it will work as a live surveillance camera in everybody’s pocket.” The idea was floated by city police commissioner MN Reddi, who has nearly 300,000 followers on Twitter and recently attended a conference held by the social network. He said:…

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