After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

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Reform the NSA app on iPhone

 The Reform the NSA iPhone app was designed to help concerned citizens take action and stay informed and engaged around the ongoing debate concerning the NSA’s overreaching surveillance programs. As a first step we are planning to build further awareness for TheDayWeFightBack.org to support their day of protest against mass surveillance to take place on February 11th. Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. And if we persist, eventually win this fight, together.

Leading up to February 11th we will ask you to continually tweet and post to raise awareness and grow the community of supporters. On February 11th, we will provide additional tools for you to ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act.

Reform the NSA app on iPhone

The Reform the NSA iPhone app was designed to help concerned citizens take action and stay informed and engaged around the ongoing debate concerning the NSA’s overreaching surveillance programs. As a first step we are planning to build further awareness for TheDayWeFightBack.org to support their day of protest against mass surveillance to take place on February 11th. Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. And if we persist, eventually win this fight, together.

Leading up to February 11th we will ask you to continually tweet and post to raise awareness and grow the community of supporters. On February 11th, we will provide additional tools for you to ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act.

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    Phone Arts is an International collaborative project experimenting using only the mobile phone as the medium to create unique compositions. They explore the boundaries of the phone to create graphic illustrations and designs.

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HamSphere - Virtual Ham Radio software
Virtual Ham Radio software for IOS, Android, Windows, Linux and Mac.

HamSphere - Virtual Ham Radio software

Virtual Ham Radio software for IOS, Android, Windows, Linux and Mac.

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Electronic Disturbance Theater's Transborder Immigrant Tool hacks cheap GPS mobile-phones to install a device for helping Mexican immigrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border, providing them navigation, poetry, the location of highways, border patrols and water left by Border Angels in the Southern California desert.
(via EDT)

Electronic Disturbance Theater's Transborder Immigrant Tool hacks cheap GPS mobile-phones to install a device for helping Mexican immigrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border, providing them navigation, poetry, the location of highways, border patrols and water left by Border Angels in the Southern California desert.

(via EDT)

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The GoodGuide mobile app makes it fast and easy to find safe, healthy, green, and ethical products, instantly delivering the information you need, when you need it most — in a store and on the go.

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Apple & Google assist law enforcement to decrypt mobile devices
CNET (May 10) - “Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones”
(via Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones | Politics and Law - CNET News)
Mobile device users should take this as a warning that Google and Apple can provide access to data stored on an encrypted device at least in some circumstances, says Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project."That is something that I don’t think most people realize," Soghoian says. "Even if you turn on disk encryption with a password, these firms can and will provide the government with a way to get your data."

Apple & Google assist law enforcement to decrypt mobile devices

CNET (May 10) - “Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones”

(via Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones | Politics and Law - CNET News)

Mobile device users should take this as a warning that Google and Apple can provide access to data stored on an encrypted device at least in some circumstances, says Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.

"That is something that I don’t think most people realize," Soghoian says. "Even if you turn on disk encryption with a password, these firms can and will provide the government with a way to get your data."

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Apple has once again removed a mobile game from its iOS App Store on the grounds that its portrayal of an “uncomfortable” theme violates its review guidelines.

The iPhone and iPad company previously removed mobile game Phone Story from its App Store back in 2011, on the grounds that it depicted child abuse and “crude content.”

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thinksquad:

Stop and Frisk Watch is a mobile application designed to help citizens document police abuse stemming from the New York Police Department’s controversial criminal prevention program commonly referred to as “stop and frisk.” Users can record video, audio and geolocation data whenever they witness a police stop and the information is automatically sent to the NYCLU. The app also has a “listen” function which, when enabled, and using GPS data, alerts the user whenever somebody else is using Stop and Frisk Watch in the vicinity.

Seven months after its release, the Android version of the app has been downloaded more than 20,000 times. The organization has received more than 5,000 videos, as well as 1,000 written reports, “including documentation of police officers being verbally abusive during street stops, of officers drawing weapons during street stops, and one incident in which an officer used the floodlights of his car to prevent a bystander from recording video of a stop-and-frisk,” according to a press release.

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Occupy Apps Call #2 :: Dec 11, 2011

The Occupation is an ongoing art project happening in your city right NOW!

== Apps for the Occupation, News & Resources ==

http://OccupyApps.org

Recent Occupy App Announcements:

The first App for the Occupation has been made!

Wired broke the news on the In-human Microphone App for iPhone

used to circumvent the Megaphone Ban at OccupyNYC.

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/12/inhuman-microphone/

Secret Monitor software found on most Android Phones

If you installed Google Android OS directly from Google, then you are safe. If you received your Android or Blackberry phone directly from your phone carrier (HTC, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, etc) then every keystroke has been recorded by a third-party company on behalf of your phone carrier.

Lifehacker has instructions on how to remove the software:

http://lifehacker.com/5863895/carrier-iq-how-the-widespread-rootkit-can-track-everything-on-your-phone-and-how-to-remove-it

== What we have done ==

+ New OccupyApps Development Wiki:  http://OccupyApps.pbworks.com

+ Regular weekly Meetings organized on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267948993247633/

+ 3 Mass Code-a-thons planned for Jan, March (SXSW) and April: http://code-a-thon.org

== What we need from Supporters == 

+ Have an App Party !!

Get together with some friends, download these apps and try to do Occupy-related things with them.  Have a flash mob, or get on your soapbox, whatever, just have fun with it & let us know how it went.

We are looking for a short text description of:

1. The app you installed and what device you installed it on.

2. How you used it in some way in conjunction with the Occupation.

3. A general rating of the experience, what could be better, what worked best?

The list of Apps we need people to experiment with are:

on Any Phone:

+ http://sukey.org/

+ http://cel.ly/guides

+ http://textoccupy.com/

on iPhone:

+ Inhuman Microphone

+ Vibe - location-based messaging

+ MessageParty = Chat Room + Geolocation + iPhone

+ http://citizenlogistics.com/cadre.html

on Android:

+ Shouty - p2p audio broadcasting

+ “I’m Getting Arrest” app - quick emergency mass text

+ GroupMe - group text messaging and chat 

on Tablet (iPad and Android):

+ http://www.ustream.tv/everywhere

Send all stories, reviews, ideas, hacks and love to:

Call@OccupyApps.org

(via nextui)

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Austin company creates app that helped Obama campaign | www.statesman.com
“We said, if we are going to build an app, lets make tools that make people effective. Lets give volunteers tools that they can use,” said Ryan Hovenweep, the firm’s creative director.
The app would provide localized information about campaign events to supporters. But it also gave volunteer workers the tools to canvass potential voters house to house and to report back their findings to the campaign’s computers.
“With a smartphone in hand, you can go talk to people and get information,” Hovenweep said. “With the app, they are immediately taking the information from the ground and putting it back into the campaign database.”

Austin company creates app that helped Obama campaign | www.statesman.com

“We said, if we are going to build an app, lets make tools that make people effective. Lets give volunteers tools that they can use,” said Ryan Hovenweep, the firm’s creative director.

The app would provide localized information about campaign events to supporters. But it also gave volunteer workers the tools to canvass potential voters house to house and to report back their findings to the campaign’s computers.

“With a smartphone in hand, you can go talk to people and get information,” Hovenweep said. “With the app, they are immediately taking the information from the ground and putting it back into the campaign database.”

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