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Submission + - German Police Develop Shazam-Like Technology To Clamp Down On Hate Music ( 1

cold fjord writes: France 24 reports, "German police have developed a smartphone app that can identify neo-Nazi lyrics in songs ... The software program, similar to the popular Shazam app that allows smartphone users to identify music, can detect “in a couple of seconds” if a song is breaking German law by hailing Nazi ideology. The German constitution strictly prohibits any glorification of the Third Reich. By switching on the so-called “Nazi Shazam” app and holding the device in the air, police can tell immediately if a song played at a concert or in a nightclub is on a list of banned music. “The idea is to free up officers’ time,” said a spokesman for the Saxony police. “They will no longer have to delve into the minutiae of the music to prove it’s breaking the law.” ... “This application could easily be used to identify any music that is known to incite hatred or violence,” he said, adding that police were also concerned about the far left as well as Islamist music calling for terrorist actions. " — More at Deutsche Welle and The Atlantic .
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German Police Develop Shazam-Like Technology To Clamp Down On Hate Music

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    shazam-like app that enables cops to quickly detect any person (a.k.a terrorist) in a crowd that is verbalising any anti--establishment thoughts.

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