Police scanner apps now popular

Police scanner apps now popular

Posted on 06/04/2020

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Police scanner apps are surging in popularity after days of riots across the United States.

"50 Radio Police Scanner" is one of the top downloaded apps for iPhones.

It costs five dollars to download, making it the top paid app in Apple's app store Tuesday.

Police scanner apps give real-time information about incidents involving the deployment of police, fires, shootings and looting.

Some scanner apps also let protesters listen to live police radio feeds.

The developer for 50 Radio Police Scanner says since Sunday the app has had more than half a million active users tune in.

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