Recording police encounters? There's an app for that.
Are you an Android user that wants to make sure you have a record of any police encounter you may have? Well, you're in luck.
A new app called OpenWatch allows users to record audio and video of police interactions and then upload them anonymously to the web.
Currently for Android only. For iPhone, I would perhaps use U-Stream broadcaster but there's no anonymity this way.
The goal of the project is to make sure that our users are protected against abuse and lies by police, the TSA and other authority figures by capturing the events as they happen and then sharing them so that the whole world can see.
Whenever you interact with the police, press the record button on your phone to secretly record the conversation and protect your constitutional rights! The uploading is anonymous, and before the uploading is posted to the website your identity is completely removed.
All of the software on the phone and the website is completely Free and Open Source, which means that you can look at the code of the application, change it however you want, and give it away for free!
Very cool, IMO. It would be even cooler if our WEBCAM recording apps (RRCAM, HDCam, Minicam) could upload a ~1 min-5min sample recording too (at the press of a button), using part of this code?