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Long Island’s Town of Hempstead Unveils New App for Residents

2018-04-04 18:16
Long Island’s Town of Hempstead unveiled its new cyber-secure app on Tuesday, April 3. The mayor says the app uses “progressive” technology that will keep residents’ data secure. “This new technology offers increased cyber-security and peace of mind to residents who may have been hesitant in the past to enter in their personal information online,” Mayor Laura Gillen said in a press release. The app can be used to report cyber security issues as well as a blown-out street light or blocked storm drain. It also has links to the town’s live-streamed meetings. “If we get information that’s communicated to us through our app or through our complaint line that’s relevant to any kind of gang-related activity, that’s the kind of thing that we can immediately turn over to the district attorney or to the police commissioner to get them involved. Again, it just speeds up the whole process instead of like having like having to look up a phone number and call somebody up, you can just click on your phone and let us know and then it will enable us to let the law enforcement authorities know in a faster response time,” she said. Mayor Gillen said Hempstead is the first municipality to use this progressive cyber-secure technology. With reporting by NTD’s TingTing O