'Siri, I'm getting pulled over': A shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

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Apple launched a feature called Shortcuts in 2018 that lets you write scripts for iPhone.
A common abbreviation is "police". It records the interactions of the police and sends a specified contact through which you were drawn.
A video of the encounter will also be sent to your contact.
The creator says the link can be customized for other situations.
Apple introduced a feature for Siri called Shortcuts in 2018 that allows you to optimize tasks with a single Siri command. Now she is back in the spotlight.
That's because an iPhone user created a shortcut that prompts your iPhone to record police interactions after saying the phrase, "Hey Siri, I'm going to run over." The app has recently been back in circulation when protests against police brutality broke out in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman knelt on the back of his neck.
Arizona’s Robert Petersen developed the Police Link, which monitors police interactions so you can record what happened.
Once the link is installed and configured, all you have to do is say, "Hey Siri, I'm going to run over." Then the program will pause the music you may be playing, decrease the brightness of the iPhone and activate the "do not disturb" mode.
It sends a short text to a specified contact to let them know that you have been run over and starts recording with the iPhone's front-facing camera. Once you've finished recording, the video can be sent to another designated contact via text or email and saved in Dropbox.
To make it work, you must first perform another shortcut in the shortcut app, then open the "Settings" menu, select "Shortcuts" and toggle the "Allow untrusted shortcuts" switch.
"It seemed to me that having a record of the incident if you were run over couldn't hurt," Petersen said in a direct message to Business Insider in 2018. "The police have body cameras in many places these days, so that could be the civilian equivalent."
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This only works if you have installed the Shortcuts app and downloaded the shortcut itself. You can find them below. You also need to give him certain permissions in the Shortcuts app. These are all safe. They only allow the commands to be executed.
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Apparently iPhones have a police link and it does a number of things when you tell Siri that you are run over ...?

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The idea of ​​a mobile hands-free app for intensive interactions is not new. Since 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union and other apps have been developed to record and broadcast police encounters.
While not basing the link on existing apps, Petersen said he was inspired by projects from digital rights groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Petersen said that most of the responses he received after the link was first published in September 2018 were positive and that some people had told him that they wanted to adapt it to different potentially dangerous situations.
Some people "say that they have had problems with the police in the past, and a woman planned to use the abbreviation to help with a stalker problem she had with an ex-boyfriend so that she could quickly find her location Family could send anything should happen. " occur, "said Petersen.
"This is one of the great things about shortcuts: anyone can edit a shortcut that someone else has created to adapt it to their specific needs," he added.
With a little logic and know-how, shortcuts allow you to put multiple apps together and create a script that can be activated at the push of a button or with Siri.
Of course there are many other ways to use shortcuts, e.g. For example, saving Instagram photos, sharing the song you're listening to, or creating a morning routine that turns on your lights and plays a song.
You don't have to be a programmer to create your own shortcut
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You can examine every step in a link, as well as all the apps and services it uses. This way you can be sure that the script will not upload your data to a random server if you use a link that you did not write. The entire recipe for the police link can be accessed in the link app.
Petersen said he has no programming background but knows enough to get around and has written scripts for macOS in the past. He added that he was an Apple fan and was surprised that the company introduced this type of feature for power users, as it tends to keep things simple and locked away.
If you're interested in creating your own shortcuts, Petersen has some advice.
"The platform has a lot of potential. If you read the Apple user guides and consult others on forums, or just see how other people's links work and develop them back to your own needs, you can learn a lot quickly," he said.
You can download the police link here. Make sure you have the Shortcuts app installed.
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