How Apps On Your Phone Could Help Protect You During A Police Encounter

2020-06-28

By automatically enabling video and allowing you to send info via social media, apps and phone features aim to give citizens new options.

Black Americans have long faced the threat of police brutality. But nowadays, that threat is more visible because so many instances of brutality have been captured on cell phone video. 

Now, some app developers are trying to make it easier for individuals to capture what’s happening during an encounter with law enforcement. Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard host David Brown on Thursday that Apple’s Siri voice assistant will soon be able to activate video recording on an iPhone if you tell Siri that you’re being stopped by police. Gallaga said other apps are aiming to do the same thing.

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Posted by: Pat Monks