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iPhone App Broadcasts Police Radio

PRIVACY—QUEENSLAND

April 1, 2011

Queensland Police are concerned about a new iPhone application that allows users to tap into police radio frequencies, the Courier Mail reports. The TuneIn Radio app is capable of tapping into frequencies on which police name victims of domestic violence, sexual assaults and other crimes, in several large regional centres, the report states. The new technology makes it easier for people to use the information transmitted over the frequencies for the wrong purposes, said Queensland Privacy Commissioner Linda Matthews, adding that she cannot order Apple to remove the application because privacy laws do not apply to the private sector.
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