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New cameraphone feature to help deter muggers

Michael Caputo

Living in a large metropolis has its drawbacks and crime is one of them. Chances are pretty good that you know someone who has been a victim of a mugging; if not, you have certainly read about it. In this new age of technology, your cellphone may be your latest line of protection. A new patented system would equip camera phones with a panic button; in times of distress, the camera is pointed up at the assailant and the panic button is pressed. Pertinent information such as your location, the picture of the attacker are stored on a server for later use by the police. Now, if we can just get those pesky muggers stop and say 'cheese' for us.


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