LulzSec Hack Revealed Cops’ Least Favorite iPhone Apps

CopRecorder[Site editor's note: Even though, they seemingly have called it quits, an intriguing swan song ... ] Andy Greenberg writes in Forbes:

… I noted a new suite of police-policing apps including OpenWatch and Cop Recorder, which turn your phone into a “reverse surveillance camera” for secretly recording run-ins with authority figures. Now it appears that police are well aware of those programs and others that complicate law enforcement, and at least some cops are none too happy about them.

That’s one of the revelations … by the hacker group LulzSec, which dumped a cache of files that it stole from the Arizona Police Department, calling Arizona a “racial profiling anti-immigrant police state.” A pair of documents among the hundreds leaked show concerns about how smartphones are being used for everything from recording interactions with police to evading speed traps.

One document labelled “Law Enforcement Sensitive” lists the following apps, and warns officers to “take the time to look at an arrestee’s cell phone to see what applications they have.”

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    Be sure to oppress all parties present during routine traffic stops!

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    Be sure to oppress all parties present during routine traffic stops!

  • SF2K01

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Lulzsec was behind the Sony/Anonymous fiasco from earlier. They definitely seem to be happy enough to lie about it, probably blamed Anon for the “lulz.” A complimentary article to go with the “Can The Police Search Your Digital Devices?” piece. People should learn both to better know how cops operate so they can protect themselves.

    • Mr Willow

      I thought Lulzsec admitted hacking Sony, and more than once at that.

      • SF2K01

        The original hacking of the PSN network is still not officially attached to any group, although Sony blamed Anonymous with some questionable evidence. Lulzsec officially hacked the PSN after the restart that Sony did to get the PSN up and running after the original attack.

        • Mr Willow

          Lulzsec officially hacked the PSN after the restart that Sony did to get the PSN up and running after the original attack.

          Ah, that must have been what confused me. I saw they “declared war” on Sony: http://www.1up.com/news/beginning-the-end-sony-hacker-group

          as well as hacking several other Sony sites: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229308/lulzsec_hacks_sonypicturescom_1_million_accounts_exposed.html
          http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/06/lulzsec-sony-again/

          but now that I look at everything, I can’t find anywhere that they claimed responsibility for the initial PSN shutdown. My mistake.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Lulzsec was behind the Sony/Anonymous fiasco from earlier. They definitely seem to be happy enough to lie about it, probably blamed Anon for the “lulz.” A complimentary article to go with the “Can The Police Search Your Digital Devices?” piece. People should learn both to better know how cops operate so they can protect themselves.

  • Guest

    The issue with Immigration in Arizona is also a Human Rights and National Security issue. Its a well known fact that “Coyotes” (people traffickers) are bringing people over the Mexican border, an issue that far outweighs simple border crossings. They (the Coyotes) charge a several thousand dollar fee for laying out methods to work around gaining legitimate citizenship, to sign up for “Aid Programs”, gain Medical Coverage under false pretenses and other unspeakable exploits of the American Political and Social Systems. The Coyotes also openly work (though less today) with businesses across the US as labor providers and pay Illegals an untaxed cash wages often negotiated daily. This undermines efforts to put Americans or Legal Aliens to work and its all in the name of Capitalism, paying homage to the days of Slavery and Organized Crime.

    • Mcgarnicle

      Seeing as there are businesses openly dealing with them, shouldn’t those Businesses be targeted as well? Surely they are not helping !

    • mighty one

      Nah guest its not like that. I was illegal once and some of my family came across the border. Its way more complex then you think. Its almost a game of sorts for all the parties involved. 

    • mighty one

      The reasons people immigrate are caused by the governments themselves and it seems to be a natural process to reduce inter breading and racism. And becoming legal is almost impossible unless you trick the system, technically im still illegal but im about to become a citizen :). Talk to a real immigrant and find out the facts.

      • mighty one

        breeding*

  • Guest

    The issue with Immigration in Arizona is also a Human Rights and National Security issue. Its a well known fact that “Coyotes” (people traffickers) are bringing people over the Mexican border, an issue that far outweighs simple border crossings. They (the Coyotes) charge a several thousand dollar fee for laying out methods to work around gaining legitimate citizenship, to sign up for “Aid Programs”, gain Medical Coverage under false pretenses and other unspeakable exploits of the American Political and Social Systems. The Coyotes also openly work (though less today) with businesses across the US as labor providers and pay Illegals an untaxed cash wages often negotiated daily. This undermines efforts to put Americans or Legal Aliens to work and its all in the name of Capitalism, paying homage to the days of Slavery and Organized Crime.

  • Mr Willow

    I thought Lulzsec admitted hacking Sony, and more than once at that.

  • Anonymous

    The original hacking of the PSN network is still not officially attached to any group, although Sony blamed Anonymous with some questionable evidence. Lulzsec officially hacked the PSN after the restart that Sony did to get the PSN up and running after the original attack.

  • Mcgarnicle

    Seeing as there are businesses openly dealing with them, shouldn’t those Businesses be targeted as well? Surely they are not helping !

  • wizard troll

    I was at a rave the other day and cops busted it. And they were all super nice because it was  a 1000  kids with a bunch of smart phones. They were so nice giving people rides to their cars, saying that we should move our cars from certain restricted over night spots before tow trucks. it got me scared, i was assuming that they were just waiting for the majority of people to leave to start attacking the ones left. One even apologized for another cop who screamed at this tiny blond. Well worth the drive just to see cops act like little bitches 

  • wizard troll

    I was at a rave the other day and cops busted it. And they were all super nice because it was  a 1000  kids with a bunch of smart phones. They were so nice giving people rides to their cars, saying that we should move our cars from certain restricted over night spots before tow trucks. it got me scared, i was assuming that they were just waiting for the majority of people to leave to start attacking the ones left. One even apologized for another cop who screamed at this tiny blond. Well worth the drive just to see cops act like little bitches 

  • mighty one

    Nah guest its not like that. I was illegal once and some of my family came across the border. Its way more complex then you think. Its almost a game of sorts for all the parties involved. 

  • mighty one

    The reasons people immigrate are caused by the governments themselves and it seems to be a natural process to reduce inter breading and racism. And becoming legal is almost impossible unless you trick the system, technically im still illegal but im about to become a citizen :). Talk to a real immigrant and find out the facts.

  • mighty one

    breeding*

  • Mr Willow

    Lulzsec officially hacked the PSN after the restart that Sony did to get the PSN up and running after the original attack.

    Ah, that must have been what confused me. I saw they “declared war” on Sony: http://www.1up.com/news/beginning-the-end-sony-hacker-group

    as well as hacking several other Sony sites: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229308/lulzsec_hacks_sonypicturescom_1_million_accounts_exposed.html
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/06/lulzsec-sony-again/

    but now that I look at everything, I can’t find anywhere that they claimed responsibility for the initial PSN shutdown. My mistake.

  • Erozploch

    I have no sympathy for illegal immigrants cuase bottom line is they are here illegally however I think its scary that it is now agaisnt the law to film the cops so they can get away with anything

  • Erozploch

    I have no sympathy for illegal immigrants cuase bottom line is they are here illegally however I think its scary that it is now agaisnt the law to film the cops so they can get away with anything

  • obsidian merc5000

    the only reason they are against illegals is because they want to throw them in jail get their names or assumed names place probation fines on them and push them back out into a world that is now made harder by their program when they return over and over they realize the implications of this and have set forth this agenda to control the migration of mexicans and other races and at the same time the more people that are jailed the more funding is provided for the jailers and sherrif arpaio and everyone else i no longer believe the lie about hating illegals it is all a sham they are using individuals who know nothing of this country for their personal gain via fines lawyers taxes slave labor descrimination as a tool for hatred resulting in more violence and jail BASICALLY  these people are beset by VULTURES

  • obsidian merc5000

    the only reason they are against illegals is because they want to throw them in jail get their names or assumed names place probation fines on them and push them back out into a world that is now made harder by their program when they return over and over they realize the implications of this and have set forth this agenda to control the migration of mexicans and other races and at the same time the more people that are jailed the more funding is provided for the jailers and sherrif arpaio and everyone else i no longer believe the lie about hating illegals it is all a sham they are using individuals who know nothing of this country for their personal gain via fines lawyers taxes slave labor descrimination as a tool for hatred resulting in more violence and jail BASICALLY  these people are beset by VULTURES

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