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How crowdsourced crime fighting could do more harm than good

July 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow People have been crowdsourcing crime-fighting ever since the advent of the wanted ad. You know the kind: Here’s a blurry face, or maybe a sketch artist’s rendering of one. Have you seen this guy recently? Police are looking for him. There’s nothing terribly offensive about such posters, which are more ...

How the new iPhone will expose cities lagging on open data

July 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As you probably know by now, Apple is planning to ditch Google Maps when it releases the newest version of the iPhone later this year (a pandemonious event that could come as soon as next month, according to the latest rumors). The company announced back in June plans to produce ...