PROS Honored with Society for Technical Communication Intercom Award

PROS (NYSE: PRO), a cloud software company powering the shift to modern commerce, today announced it has been honored by the Society for Technical Communication (STC) as the recipient of the IntercomAward for Outstanding Magazine Article. PROS received the award during the STC Honors Reception at its annual Technical Communication Summit, the premier conference for technical communication education and networking, at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.

he STC selected the winning PROS article, “Measuring Content Like a Marketer: Getting Started with Web Analytics,” for clearly and enthusiastically explaining how to collect quantitative and qualitative data about web-based help and support content, how to use it to strengthen future content and how to persuade stakeholders of the value of technical communication. The article, focu…..

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Vancouver business surveillance video catches suspected burglars

According to Vancouver police, the burglary took place on May 20. The suspects are described as men in their 20s or 30s.

The owner of Advance Lighting said the two suspects were captured on his Ring security system. The video shows two suspects walking close to the camera, then disappearing out of frame. The video captures the two suspects again, leaving the frame with papers and what appears to be an industrial blower.


U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency

A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week’s “ransomware” attacks.

Under former President Barack Obama, the government created a similar inter-agency review, but it was not required by law and was administered by the NSA itself.

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An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland.   NSA/Handout via REUTERS

NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication

The National Security Agency is scaling back the way it spies on some communications over the Internet.

The NSA says it discovered what it called “lapses” in compliance with U.S. law.

They’re called “about” communications: The NSA not only watches messages traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

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Digital Ally (DGLY) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.16

News headlines about Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Digital Ally earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Indianapolis police to start surveillance camera program

Police in Indianapolis are looking to a Detroit surveillance camera program to help fight crime.

WRTV-TV reports that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is expected to begin the first phase of its Project Green Light next month.

It allows owners and operators of businesses, organizations and apartment complexes to wire their surveillance cameras into the police department. Officers monitoring the surveillance feeds then are able to see what’s going on at the locations in real time.

Man Charged For Port Zante Breaking, Video Surveillance Was Instrumental

One person has been arrested, formally charged and cautioned for a recent Port Zante Breaking and Larceny

Arrested is George Carty of West Street.

He was arrested, formally charged and cautioned for the offence of Building Breaking and Larceny committed between 13-15 May at Port Zante.

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Sheriff Clarke Joining the Department of Homeland Security Is Going to Be More Damaging Than You Think

This week’s news that President Trump will reportedly tap Milwaukee County Sheriff and novelty hat enthusiast David Clarke for a position in the Department of Homeland Security led to a wave of entirely-justified disbelief, outrage, and fear. Clarke is a genuinely vile person who is better known for his vitriol-laden Fox News talking heads than for protecting and serving the people who elect him. Four people in his custody have died during the past year alone, including a mentally ill man who died after sadistic jail officials cut off water to his cell for seven days. Clarke isn’t fit to operate a pair of handcuffs, much less take a seat at the table at which high-ranking officials make critical decisions about America’s national security.

Yet according to Philip McNamara, who held Clarke’s purported position-to-be during the Obama administration, this is exactly what is about to happen. McNamara explained to me that the Assistant Secretary of Partnerships and Engagement’s primary role is to manage DHS’ links to “critical homeland security partners” nationwide. Since homeland security is a shared responsibility—as McNamara pointed out, when a crisis occurs, people call 911, not the Washington, D.C. number for DHS—his office served as a liaison between the federal government and governors, mayors, county executives, tribal leaders, and law enforcement at all levels. This is a pragmatic function, not a partisan one, which is precisely why Sheriff Clarke is the wrong guy for the job.

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