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Police Chief Steven Sargent has been working to allay councilor concerns that an unmanned drone his department is looking to purchase could negatively impact the city’s homeless population.
A law enforcement agency in England will use software from the U.S. firm, which already sells to more than 100 agencies in this country and Australia. The move comes amid rising international government technology deals.
The money will be used by the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab to update equipment, buy rapid DNA identification technology, and improve the hardware and software used in the lab, as well as adding robotic systems where possible.
After two years of legal proceedings, Clearview AI agreed this week to limit the sale of its facial recognition software to government agencies as part of a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.
The technology will use GPS data from mobile devices to route calls to the nearest 911 dispatch center, making it more likely the call goes to the right place. And dispatchers won't have to do anything to get it.
The increasing use of drones to cast fishing lines hundreds of yards from shore has raised safety and environmental concerns. Now fishers are waiting to see if the governor will sign the ban into law.
A driver accused of a fatal hit-and-run crash two months ago surrendered to authorities Monday after detectives used a license plate reader to place his truck near the scene of the crash, police said.
Computer systems within the police department’s network were recently found to have encrypted malware that prevented access to certain digital files and other services used by department employees.
After privacy concerns changed IRS plans to do so, dozens of states continue to require applicants to upload selfies that remain on’s servers for years unless users specifically ask for them to be deleted.
The $5 million deal, involving a U.A.E.-based company, is focused on tech for extracting data from devices' volatile memory. That will help police and companies investigate digital evidence as well as cyber attacks.
Several cities in Northeastern Ohio, from Cleveland to Canton, are using American Rescue Plan Act dollars for surveillance-related technology. Experts remain skeptical about surveillance tech's effect on crime.
The City Council voted to hire an investigator to oversee its inquiry into a smart city plan that collapsed last month when a private consortium chosen by the city exited contract talks amid bid-rigging accusations.
Officials in the state believe that new technology will be an essential tool in predicting future fire disasters, which may be more common along Colorado's Front Range than previously thought.
Apple claims Rivos systematically poached more than 40 former apple employees over the last year. Some of the former employees allegedly stole chip design secrets from Apple to make Rivos a competitor in the market.
The Chattanooga Police Department launched a mobile app intended to help the community stay safe and informed, aiming to make it easier for citizens to stay alert on incidents within a few hundred feet of their location.