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The authoritative resource for news and information about law enforcement social media. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Nixle, we discuss social media and its use as the ultimate community policing tool.

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast, we discuss the new Cell 411 app. Mike conducted some testing of this app and wrote a whole article on it.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can click here to read the article. What are your thoughts about this app?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.  Leave us a comment  To listen to the show now, click below. If you...
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Safetrek, Hold Until Safe

Safetrek, Hold Until Safe
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast and COPS on Blab, we interviewed Safetrek co-founder Rob Roderick. Safetrek SafeTrek is a mobile personal safety app that bridges the gap between doing nothing and calling 911 in an unsafe situation. SafeTrek allows you to proactively protect yourself without the heavy commitment of calling 911. The way SafeTrek works is simple - If you a...
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Anchor The IOS App

Anchor The IOS App
Anchor is a free app for IOS that allows you to record and broadcast up to 2 minutes of audio.  It’s being touted as the first true public radio. Once you record a wave and publish it, your listeners can reply creating instant conversations.  Recording audio in Anchor is easy.  Simply hold your phone up to your ear as you would when speaking on the phone and speak.  When you ar...
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Is Apple Snooping On Your Every Word? OS X Yosemite Searches

Is Apple Snooping On Your Every Word? OS X Yosemite Searches
Everyone already assumes that searches did inside a web browser, effectively sends those queries to the search engine of their choosing. No big secret there.  But, if you installed the new Mac OSX Yosemite, you need to be aware of a search-snooping feature activated by default by Apple.   Apple describes the new “feature” on their website as an effort to include search results in Spotlight from iT...
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