Cleveland, Tenn., is blocking government employees’ access to social media, solitaire, the Facebook-based FarmVille game and other tools after several workers were found to be using them during work hours, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Cleveland’s IT manager told the newspaper that blocking access to social media is a constant battle. But not all departments have blocked such sites outright. County officials in the region use Facebook and Twitter to make announcements.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Mesa, Ariz., announced the launch of its new website portal www.mesaaz.gov. The site was created entirely by city staff, officials said.
Some of the features offered on the new site include:
The development of the new site began in 2009.
Police in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., have arrested a 15-year-old suspect and charged the minor with felony vandalism, after police used a new system that photographs the tagging and uploads the images and location into a database. Graffiti abatement systems are in use elsewhere in Southern California, including Riverside.