New startup offers surveillance app

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

CNET: San Francisco-based startup Koozoo wants cameras to record your every move in public to anticipate your needs.

Users can participate by posting recorded snippets -- these are a few minutes long -- to the network or to social media like Facebook and Twitter. Or, they can sign up to provide a 24-hour stream using an old smartphone. Anyone can jump on the network to watch the feeds.

The idea of being watched by complete strangers sounds creepy, but Sechrist said Koozoo is anything but. It's about empowering people, he said.

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