Privacy SOS

#OccupyMap enables #ows participants to surveil police actions, communicate rapid developments

Some pretty creative coders created a program enabling smartphone users to text updates about police movements, break away demonstrations, medical crises and more to a constantly-updated map: #OccupyMap. 

Users who want to submit to the map can either email the people running the service, tweet the information using the #OccupyMap hashtag, or fill out a form on their website. 

While the NYPD has their own methods of surveillance, the #OccupyMaps project enables real-time, crowd-sourced information about the boys in blue and more, keeping protesters in the loop and helping those of us watching online get a better sense of the larger picture. Great work!

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