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Dutch smartphone apps digitize wanted posters

Maier, FrankMarch 12, 2012

Cops in the Netherlands are hoping that their citizens will check their phones for suspects.


Now, let's stay in Amsterdam and talk crime. In the piece we just heard, there was a mention of police using surveillance powers, which doesn't always sit well with privacy activists. But now, Dutch police have a new tool in their investigations as wanted ads meet the smartphone.Two new applications are empowering ordinary people to assist authorities in capturing suspects with tangible results. And Kosovo’s nascent IT outsourcing industry is lending a hand. Nate Tabak reports from Amsterdam.