The New York City Police Department said it's given specially customized Microsoft smartphones with policing applications to the majority of its officers, according to a New York broadcast news organization. The agency plans for its entire 36,000-strong force to have the phones within the coming weeks.
The latest mobile IT news for Feb. 11, including the incorporation of Google Glass in both Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD, the Federal Trade Commission's view on consumer data tracking by retailers, Sprint's buyer's remorse in the T-Mobile deal and Google extending its administrator functions to iOS users.
Talk about an insider threat: An NYPD detective was arrested on charges of ordering hacks into dozens of email accounts of fellow detectives and other individuals, reports Mathew J. Schwartz at InformationWeek.
Tell your end users to hold on tight to their Apple devices, particularly if they're in New York. Theft of iPhones and iPads in the Big Apple has become so widespread that the New York Police Department dedicated a team of officers to help recover them, report Jamie Schram and Chuck Bennett at The New York Post.