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This cell phone hardware/software feature would do the
Record a constant feed stored in an individual cloud
encrypted at the phone itself using the user's pass
(obviously the user would need a plan with unlimited
Rotate the feed so only
about twenty minutes are stored
any one time.
If available also include motion and GPS sensor
This way if a criminal should destroy the phone in an
to destroy evidence it will be available.
obviously I'm speaking of a service customers could elect
to use or not.  It's as much to keep police from
trashing people's phones when they've been recorded as
the official bad guys.
[competitor] The idea in
the link is only tangentially related to this one.
This is not even close to a new idea
[theircompetitor, Jun 05 2011]
||How much bandwidth required? Power consumption? Vulnerability to snoopers?
||Not heard of GCHQ and Echelon? then the only trouble is getting a copy of the backed up data when you need it as the pass phrase is quite complicated ];-)
||I think it would be pretty handy if the service was
provided, free of charge, for the authorities to use
in case of crime committed against the owner of the
phone. the data would be accessible only by use of
passcodes kept in the hands of law enforcement,
which would change periodically.
||battery is still an issue, as well as your phone taking
video and sound recordings of the insides of your
||I really don't like the idea of the passcodes being
kept by law enforcement: I do NOT want the
government having any kind of access to what my
phone is recording. Also it defeats the main purpose
of the idea: to keep police from destroying evidence.
||A policeman who commits a crime he wants to hide is
||I have a voice recorder on my phone, and once I accidentally pressed it without pressing stop. I noticed it was recording about 8 hours later, and it had used only about 30% of the battery which I was quite surprised at. I was also amazed at the audio quality considering it was recording in its case, in my pocket. You can easily hear all of the conversations I had that day.
||However, there is no doubt that if it was transmitting the data it would never have lasted anywhere near that long.
||[voice], the actual occurrence of policemen
committing crimes is pretty low, from what I
understand. if security becomes a huge problem
and lots of people don't want police having their
data, then the data could be removed to a more
secure agency, such as the FBI, or a new agency
could be created specifically for this purpose. the
information would be available on request by local
law enforcement, but under the protection of the
||still, I'm wondering if it might not be better,
battery-wise, to have an incredibly durable case
inside the phone, holding a short term memory of
actions/audiovisual recording. less energy spent
sending it out, and given that it was sturdy
enough would be equally difficult to get rid of,
though not terribly tricky to steal.
||I know that my phone lasts about three days on
one charge. given the power demands of this
system, it might last through the day, if I charge it
overnight. a smart phone is not necessary for this
idea, and many people don't have smart phones or