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

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kleswing@businessinsider.com (Kif Leswing,Lisa Eadicicco)Business InsiderJune 12, 2020, 10:34 AM CDT

Dallas Police Department via Twitter

Apple launched a feature called Shortcuts in 2018, an app that lets you write scripts for the iPhone.

One widely shared shortcut is called Police, which records police interactions and texts a predetermined contact that you’ve been pulled over.

It also sends a video of the encounter to your contact. The creator says the shortcut can be adapted for other situations.

Apple launched a feature for Siri in 2018 called Shortcuts that lets you streamline tasks with a single Siri command, and now it’s in the spotlight once again. That’s because one iPhone user created a shortcut that prompts your iPhone to record police interactions after saying the phrase: “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” The app has begun circulating again recently as protests against police brutality have erupted across the United States in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck.

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