New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App

New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App. “New Jersey police officers are now barred from using a facial recognition app made by a start-up that has licensed its groundbreaking technology to hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the country.”

Rowan Today: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project

New-to-me, with new offshoots: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project. “Rowan University Professor of Geography John Hasse and a team of researchers have compiled a massive trove of New Jersey land use data and moved it all online for easy access, a project that will benefit students, journalists, municipal officials, developers and residents for decades to come.”

New Jersey Department of Transportation: NJDOT Announces Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant features for 511NJ Traveler Information Program

New Jersey Department of Transportation: NJDOT Announces Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant features for 511NJ Traveler Information Program . (This link is to a PDF file.) “- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced that NJDOT is the first department in the country to provide hands-free, real-time, statewide, traffic and traveler information using both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices.”

Route Fifty: A State’s Sassy Approach to the Social Media Game

Route Fifty: A State’s Sassy Approach to the Social Media Game. “With a ‘your mom’ joke and a lot of state-specific content, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s digital team tackles Twitter in a whole new way (while also getting serious when the news is serious).”

NJ .com: New tool lets you see if there’s lead in the water at your school

NJ .com: New tool lets you see if there’s lead in the water at your school. “For parents who want to know if there is lead in the water at their kid’s school, finding the answer is now a little bit easier. On Thursday, the New Jersey Department of Education launched a new website to serve as a centralized database with information about lead testing in Garden State schools.”

The College of New Jersey: Civil engineering students and their professor apply big data to understand New Jersey’s bumper-to-bumper lifestyle.

The College of New Jersey: Civil engineering students and their professor apply big data to understand New Jersey’s bumper-to-bumper lifestyle.. “On a 100-degree day in late July, civil engineering professor Tom Brennan and three students in his research lab made it snow. No, indoor precipitation was not in the forecast: the snow storm was a computer simulation of an actual one that blew in pretty much out of nowhere on the afternoon of November 15, 2018, creating traffic nightmares throughout New Jersey.”

Jewish Community Voice: New archive will preserve South Jersey Jewish history

Jewish Community Voice: New archive will preserve South Jersey Jewish history. “For some time, [Ruth] Bogutz and the Tri-county Jewish Historical Society collected photos, documents and memorabilia that documented the strengths of the Jewish community in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and utilized them in educational programs. That collection, which is still housed today at the Camden County Historical Society, is open for students and scholars to research and learn from.”