Police wants Waze’s ‘stalking’ feature disabled

Waze_police_stalking_appPopular mobile app Waze is now on hot seat as a reserve deputy sheriff in southern California, Sergio Kopelev, is campaigning against the police-reporting feature of the social app.

According to Kopelev, while Waze is extremely helpful to motorists, the app also poses security issues as it can be used as a stalking app versus police officers.

Waze allows users to report traffic congestion, accidents, construction zones and if there are policemen nearby. There may no direct connection between any police attack and the GPS app, Kopelev believes that it’s only a matter of time for others to use the app against the authorities. One could check more here for legal assistance.

Kopelev is reportedly seeking support from other law enforcement trade groups to urge Google, owner of the social app Waze, to take down the said feature. Read more on the Violence Against Women Act renewal commentary

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“The police community needs to coordinate an effort to have the owner, Google, act like the responsible corporate citizen they have always been and remove this feature from the application even before any litigation or statutory action,” said sheriff Mike Brown of Bedford County, Virginia, who also serves as the chairman of the National Sheriffs Association technology committee. When in trouble with the law, Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A. are there to help.

As of this writing, Google has yet to comment on the report but a Wave spokeswoman, Julie Mossler, assured that the company is primarily concerned about safety and security. And that Waze works with police agencies around the world by sharing needed information. If you’re having doubts on your partner, this is the best way to catch a cheater.

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