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Is it time for us to forget passwords?

Is it time for us to forget passwords?

A report by the World Economic Forum finds that freeing ourselves of passwords will make us safer and organisations more efficient.

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

The cities will serve as interconnected hubs for blockchain centres of excellence around the world and operate under a common trust protocol.

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

Video surveillance is increasingly being used for new applications such as urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones, according to ABI Research.

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.

City of New York advertises for first chief algorithm officer

City of New York advertises for first chief algorithm officer

While similar roles are becoming more common in the private sector, the hire could be a city first.

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.