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LAPD won’t be using Gmail

In a setback for Google Inc.’s ambitions to be a major provider of email service to governments, Los Angeles has abandoned plans to move 13,000 law enforcement personnel to the Internet company’s cloud-based messaging system.

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to scale back the city’s email services contract with Google, agreeing with staff analysis that the company’s technology could not meet the security needs of crucial departments including police and the city attorney’s office.

The city will continue using Google’s email system for 17,000 other employees.

Full Story: L.A. won’t put LAPD on Google’s cloud-based email system