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New York launches ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to help fight terrorism

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NEW YORK — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the app “See Say” will be available for Android and iPhone users — part of the “See Something, Send Something” campaign to fight terrorism.

“We have stepped up our preparedness in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, and we continue to remain vigilant against those who seek to spread fear and violence,” Cuomo said in a press release.

“Despite the tremendous pain and loss that terrorist attacks around the world have caused the people of this state, the family of New York stands stronger than ever before.”

New Yorkers who have the app can send a photo or message of any suspicious activity they see to the New York State Intelligence Center. They will then review the tip and if it’s a major threat, will call in additional law enforcement.

The app doesn’t replace the 911 system, but it’s another way people can help prevent deadly attacks.

“This app works just like a traditional telephone crime tip line or hotline, except it is available with the touch of a finger on a handheld device,” state police superintendent Joseph D’Amico said.

“Your tip could provide valuable information that could prevent a tragedy,” D’Amico said. 

Android smartphone users download the app here.

iPhone users download the app here.