April 17, 2015 St. Louis Police Launch Real-Time Crime Center Aggregating all the data and video feeds police can access is a big task, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is looking to Motorola Solutions to simplify the issue. April 17, 2015 Marijuana Delivery Service Expands in California Despite L.A. Shutdown Nestdrop has countered arguments that the app violates pot shop restrictions, stating it is a technological service not subject to the same regulations. April 17, 2015 Financial Transparency Offers Hefty Payoffs Most cities are failing to tell their fiscal stories well or at all. New York and Chicago, though, offer models of true transparency. April 17, 2015 Can California Force Uber to Guard Passenger Privacy? A pending bill would forbid ride-hailing companies from disclosing any passenger data, except to combat fraud or other crimes. April 17, 2015 Snapchat Becomes a Fast-Rising Social Media Star Dismissed early on as a smartphone app, Snapchat's cheap content and growing popularity has transformed the tiny company into a technology sensation. April 17, 2015 The Sharing Economy: Can Government Learn to Live With It? It's a mistake to try to control or regulate innovation. Think about what happened to the music business. April 17, 2015 SEC Opens Informal Inquiry Into L.A. Schools iPad Program The agency was concerned with whether the L.A. Unified School District properly disclosed to investors and others how the bonds would be used. April 17, 2015 Texas Lawmakers Debate Electricity Conservation Measures Legislation is on the table that would expand use of programs that incentivize customers to use less power during high demand times. April 17, 2015 Maryland Legislature Passes Measure to Ban Schools from Social Media Snooping The bill forbids college officials from forcing a student to accept their friend requests or otherwise provide a window into his or her social media activity. April 17, 2015 Fresno, Calif., Students May Work With City on Water-Saving Tech Tool The kids’ plan: Boost conservation by giving every Fresno water customer a way to digitally track daily consumption. April 17, 2015 New App to Put Pasco County, Fla., Services at Your Fingertips The new app will have a variety of features including the ability to view a live stream of Pasco County Television and National Weather Service alerts. April 17, 2015 Air Force Considers Sharing Spy Satellite Data With Civilians Experts says opening up this data would be ‘game changer.’ April 17, 2015 Will the Obama Administration Agree to Ban ‘Killer Robots'? Although “lethal autonomous weapons systems” elude a consensus definition, that has not stopped human rights nongovernmental organizations such as Human Rights Watch and others from wanting them banned. April 17, 2015 Sanford, N.C., Looks to Woo Youths The city is working on revitalization efforts to create a booming downtown economy where the growing population of millennials can thrive. April 17, 2015 What does a new smartphone app allow users to scan and identify? Answer: pills April 17, 2015 New York Officials Ask Accelerator to Broaden Investment The state's primary business-aid agency awarded $1.5 million to Accelerate to invest in new companies outside of Long Island. April 16, 2015 New App Transforms Budgets Into Interactive Infographics 'Balancing Act' illustrates how balancing a budget is a game of compromises, letting users tweak the numbers to see how their budget is affected. April 16, 2015 Disaster Dashboard Nears Public Launch, Gets Upgrade After a brief pilot with San Francisco, Appallicious' open data dashboard nears its official launch. April 16, 2015 Radio Frequency ID Chips May be a Data Theft Dud And that's a good thing. The security of RFID chips has been called into question on many occasions, but an industry expert says there's no reason to be concerned. April 16, 2015 Grundy County, Ill., Encounters Quirks in New Software The software is designed to streamline internal processes and get information out to the public in a more accurate and timely manner.