Magnet Forensics is used by law enforcement–typically forensics labs–to recover digital footprints from smartphones, computers, and tablets. The company has launched Magnet AXIOM Cloud for recovering and examining digital evidence from cloud services and social networks; and Magnet AXIOM 1.2 with Connections–a new feature that simplifies the discovery and visualization of relationships between files and artifacts and their activity.

In an effort to improve efficiency and lower barriers to entry, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently launched the nation’s first paperless pardon process. Individuals seeking clemency can now use an online portal to fill out the necessary forms.

How can data and technology improve the quality of life for New York City youth, seniors, and immigrants? That’s the question that NYC BigApps is trying to answer. The annual app competition encourages designers, developers, academics, entrepreneurs, and New Yorkers to develop apps that that leverage data and technology to solve issues related to transportation, […]

Chicago legislators urged the Chicago Police Department last week to consider using a device capable of detecting if motorists have been texting in cases that involve injury-related traffic accidents. Law enforcement officials would use the “Textalyzer” to scan a driver’s cellphone to determine if it was used to receive or send text messages during or just prior to a collision.

Two weeks after the collapse of the I-85 bridge, the City of Atlanta launched CommuteATL, an online platform designed to help residents and visitors plan their travel while the I-85 bridge is under construction.

Fairfax County, Va., libraries are launching the Thermal Camera Loan Program. Thermal cameras take heat map pictures representing different temperatures within a home. FCPL is making eight such cameras available to library card holders.

While many counties and cities are adopting mobile apps to connect with residents, websites still remain the most popular form of digital communication. For the third consecutive year, nine out of 10 local government respondents in a recent survey describe their websites as “integral to their overall communications and public service strategy.” Vision, a government-focused […]

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