by Mike Masnick
Wed, Apr 15th 2009 11:23pm
With all the stories of police getting worried about new technologies, it's always good to see cases where they seem to be using them appropriately. Rick recently wrote in to point out a story where police in Maine used Craigslist to track down a prostitution ring. Compare that to others who have been blaming Craigslist for prostitution. And, now we're seeing stories about some police departments that are actively using Twitter either to send out emergency alerts to people, or to better connect with the community they're supposed to be protecting. Of course, that story worries about "impostors," but there are ways to deal with that issue. For police looking to make use of the technology, it can be quite useful, and it's great to see some actually realizing that and embracing the technology.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Paper That Couldn't Be Bothered To Report On Local Police Misconduct Fires Off Editorial Insulting Writer Who Actually Did
- EFF, ACLU And Public Records Laws Team Up To Expose Hidden Stingray Use By The Milwaukee Police Department
- Illinois Police Department Pulls Plug On Body Cameras Because Accountability Is 'A Bit Burdensome'
- Oil Industry Group Claims Copyright On Oil Pricing Data, Gets Twitter To Delete Tweets
- Twitter Won't Stop Fighting To Trademark 'Dronie'