NSW Police has deployed 500 Samsung Galaxy smartphones as part of a pilot program to give enforcement squads the chance to perform background checks on vehicles and persons of interest on the go.
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Tasmania Police has invested AU$1 million to ensure that all of its front-line officers are equipped with an Acer tablet to improve how they spend their time in the field.
The Queensland Police force expects to deploy an additional 1,250 iPhones and iPads to its officers in time for the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane later this year.
Data retention has been slayed in Australia for the time being, but like any good pop culture villain, it will always come back.
Summly's presumed boy-genius founder and its $30 million sale to Yahoo got global media attention, thanks to classic dodgy startup-culture myth making. Time for a reality check.
More than 4,000 police officers and detectives in Northern Ireland are now using Anoto digital pens to take witness statements and record information at crime scene investigations, which saves lots of time getting the data online.
Local police arrest 13-year-old boy for threatening to bomb a casino resort on Facebook, and he faces a possible hefty fine and even jail time.
The patent police are back. This time around, a U.S. firm is suing Research in Motion, and Samsung, for infringing a dedicated emoticon button patent.
Victoria Police is desperate to hire a chief information officer and project managers who aren't going to leave after a short time.
Local authorities that want to get government funding for broadband rollouts will have to have their draft plans for the deployments submitted by the end of February, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that, if local authorities did not submit their proposals for getting their share of the £530m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) pot on time, there was no guarantee that they would get any share at all.
The hacker group known as Anonymous has struck again, and this time the target is the official website of Spain's national police force.
An internal memo from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop diagnoses the company's problem well. The problem is Elop doesn't have time to change Nokia's culture in the fast-evolving smartphone market.
Can police predict crime before it happens? The LAPD hopes "predictive policing" is the next great technique, using real-time data, university researcher-developed models and a healthy dose of optimism.
With "smart" traffic signs and a cloud-based platform, city officials and police officers can now monitor traffic, enforce the law and gain insight from hard data.
A crime prevention police unit taps high-tech tools to reduce the crime rate in East Orange, New Jersey.
At the AusCERT 2010 security conference in Queensland this week, the state's Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay told ZDNet Australia that, for the first time ever, it had been able to return funds to the victim of a Nigerian scam.
This is one from the overstepping-your-bounds-big-time-buddy department: The principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, sent an email to parents Wednesday morning telling them to ban their children from social networks and thoroughly police their electronic communications. This was not a suggestion or even an invitation to start a dialog with kids, parents, and the school about social media and cyberbullying.
With our current consumer culture and the amazing functionality in smartphones today, many of us mobile enthusiasts seem to be either excited or disappointed all the time. There is a level of bliss that can be reached if you don't play the game, but then again it is fun, right?
Is this a time when the PR and marketing industries need to police themselves?
The antitrust police are after Microsoft again, but this time in Russia. Unlike other antitrust investigations involving Windows, the Russian case is focusing on Microsoft's phase-out of XP, rather than bundling of various components into the base operating system.
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