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Citizen APP再次允许用户举报犯罪,但专家发现了其中的巨大风险

Citizen App Again Lets Users Report Crimes — and Experts See Big Risks

CITIZEN, A MOBILE APP that alerts people to nearby emergencies, is testing the reintroduction of a controversial feature that lets users report crimes and incidents on their own by live streaming video.

CITIZEN是一款移动应用程序,它可以提醒人们注意附近的紧急情况,该应用程序正在测试重新引入一个有争议的功能,该功能允许用户通过直播视频自行报告犯罪和事件。

Created by New York-based startup sp0n, Citizen first launched under the name “Vigilante” in 2016 in New York City, broadcasting alerts of 911 calls to users in the vicinity and allowing those users to send live video from incident scenes, comment on alerts, and report incidents on their own. In a splashy launch video with the hashtag #CrimeNoMore, several young men were depicted rushing to aid a woman who was chased by a menacing stranger; the video instructs users not to “interfere with the crime,” but then adds, “Good luck out there!” Vigilante was met with swift backlash from the public and police departments, and Apple soon pulled the app from its store. At that time, the New York Police Department issued a statement saying, “Crimes in progress should be handled by the NYPD and not a vigilante with a cell phone.”

Citizen由总部位于纽约的初创公司sp0n创建,于2016年在纽约市首次以“Vigilante”的名义推出,向附近用户播放911报警,并允许这些用户从事件现场发送实时视频,评论警报,并自行报告事件。在一个名为《克里米亚莫》(CrimeNoMore)的宣传片中,几名年轻男子被一名威胁重重的陌生人追赶,在视频中,几名年轻男子争先恐后地帮助一名妇女;视频中,该视频指导用户不要“干预犯罪”,但随后又补充道,“祝你好运!“义勇军”迅速遭到了公众和警察部门的强烈反对,苹果很快就把这款应用从商店里撤了出来。当时,纽约警察局发表声明说,“正在进行的犯罪行为应由纽约警察局处理,而不是一个拿着手机的义务警员。”

Several months later, the app rebranded as Citizen, removed the incident reporting feature, and said it was shifting its focus to “safety” and “avoiding crime” — a far cry from its prior positioning.

几个月后,该应用程序更名为Citizen,删除了事件报告功能,并表示将重点转向“安全”和“避免犯罪”——这与之前的定位大相径庭。

Citizen’s return to public crime reporting has not been publicized, but is documented on the company’s user support website.

有关公民举报犯罪的声明尚未公布,但在该公司的用户支持网站上有记录。

Read more at The Intercept

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