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Marcus Womak of and Hadi Partovi, a Taser International board member, holding’s Axon body cameras used by police. (Photo by Erynn Rose)

The recent chaos and tragedy in Ferguson, Mo., have highlighted the importance of accountability and transparency in everyday interactions between police and the public. Can technology make a difference?

That’s one of our questions this week on the GeekWire radio show. Our guests in the studio are Marcus Womack, the general manager of, which offers a cloud-based service and wearable cameras used by police departments across the country; and Hadi Partovi, a technology entrepreneur who is on the board of Taser International,’s parent company.

Listen to the show via the audio player below or directly via this MP3 file. The conversation with Womack and Partovi starts in the second segment of the show, at the 9:00 mark.

In this extended podcast version of the show, we also talk with Partovi about, the non-profit that he leads, bringing computer science education to millions of students.

The show begins with our weekly news roundup, covering topics including Steve Ballmer’s big week with the LA Clippers and his resignation from the Microsoft board; and the results of our Amazing Book Race, pitting Amazon against Google in a same-day delivery competition.

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