Chastity Mansfield I'm a writer, an amateur designer, and a collector of trinkets that nobody else wants. You can find me on Noozeez, and Twitter.

Police are starting to use Periscope to fight crime

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It’s always interesting to see the unconventional ways that people make use of apps. For example, the police force in the Indian city of Bangalore have started to suggest that citizens start using Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, to record crimes that they see. The idea is that it would allow citizens to communicate with police and highlight crimes in real-time.

Periscope, which launched back in March, lets users record and watch live broadcasts. Even though it’s been misappropriated for video piracy in the past, Bangalore police might put it to interesting use in order to fight crimes, reports The Economic Times. According to the report, the Indian city’s police force looks to initially embrace Periscope by live-streaming its press conferences. “During our press conferences, we’d like to use Periscope so that people can see it happening,” said Bangalore police commissioner MN Reddi. “They can send comments and interact with us live.” Reddi, who’s already embraced Twitter by placing his entire police force on the microblogging site and is apparently known for being relatively tech-savvy, said he got the idea of using Periscope during a conference last week in Mumbai.

 

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