I Spy: Controversial PatriotApp Lets Citizens Alert the Feds – Security News Daily

A safe and secure society is at the heart of the new PatriotApp for iPhones, and while it’s quickly gaining popularity, it’s also attracting scorn from people who disagree with the controversial law on which it is based.

Launched in September, the PatriotApp allows people to report criminal or suspicious activity to several federal agencies, including the FBI, EPA, CDC and GAO (Government Accountability Office), the office responsible for investigating public funds. It also includes RSS feeds for the FBI’s Most Wanted list and the Department of Homeland Security’s threat level, and allows people to report workplace harassment and discrimination.