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SurveillanceShaker iPhone App

June 3rd, 2009 2 comments

Those of us in the States that are fans of Torchwood, or have seen the excellent BBC mini series The Last Enemy (staring the amazing Robert Carlyle), are very familiar with the CCTV (closed circuit television) phenomenon in the UK. I don’t want to get into the Orwellian implications of this Big Brother surveillance network. This isn’t a civil rights blog after all, and I’m not British. However, a company, presumably out of Germany, has developed an iPhone application that allows the everyday iPhone user to tap into 1000 CCTV feeds directly from, well, wherever the hell you happen to be.

It’s called SurveillanceShaker.
And this is the best part. Just shake (or double tap) your iPhone and it will switch to the next camera. According to the meager product page it will become “an addictive live soap opera when watching places around the earth in real time”.
I’m not much into soap operas, but it does seem at least intriguing to be able to see what Big Brother is also seeing.
Just search SurveillanceShaker in the iPhone app store in iTunes. It’s $0.99.

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