[Noisebridge-discuss] Secure video recording apps (WAS: door "security": culture, not policy.)

Sai noisebridge at saizai.com
Sun Mar 24 01:37:10 UTC 2013


Desired feature #5 is streaming. ;-)

I don't know Android, so I can't speak to how easy it'd be to code.

- Sai

On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM, Andrew Byrne <andrew at pachakutech.com> wrote:
> It would be trivial to write that. ...and you don't want this streaming?
> All you need is eclipse and the phone; it would be a good 'my second android
> project' project. -dru
>
> On Mar 22, 2013 9:31 PM, "Sai" <noisebridge at saizai.com> wrote:
>>
>> That reminds me of something.
>>
>> What iPhone or Android software would (* mandatory):
>> 1. * Record video
>> 2. * Not allow viewing or deleting footage without a password
>> 3. Not allow stopping a recording once started without a password
>> 4. Work when the phone is otherwise locked
>> 5. Upload video as it's being recorded
>> 6. Record front & back video simultaneously
>>
>> iPhone 5's Camera app, when accessed from the lock screen, does 1, 2 &
>> 4 (though it requires the display to be constantly on while recording,
>> which is undesirable as a battery drain).
>>
>> I don't know anything else that does what I want. Qik and Ustream both
>> fail point 2. :-(
>>
>> Anyone know better solutions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> - Sai
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Gopiballava Flaherty
>> <gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mar 22, 2013, at 20:58, Garrett Mace <garrettmace at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Video surveillance in the space.
>> >
>> >
>> > How about something that caches a certain duration of video, and deletes
>> > it
>> > unless somebody presses the "something got stolen" button? That's sort
>> > of
>> > what happened to Steve Mann. His wearable's auto erase functionality was
>> > disabled due to some issues when he was assaulted:
>> >
>> >
>> > http://m.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/cyborg-steve-mann-details-alleged-mcdonalds-assault-889595
>> >
>> > (Apparently not the first time - he got hit by a car in a hit and run,
>> > and
>> > the car damaged his wearable when it knocked him over...)
>> >
>> > Could also set up some sort of cryptographic system that only specific
>> > people could use to access the video, including automatic posting on the
>> > mailing list that video of a specific timeframe was going to be viewed.
>> > Extract images of the perpetrator, publish those, and destroy the video.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > gopi at iPad
>> >
>> >
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