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Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Lack of investment in cybersecurity could jeopardise the core goals of smart cities, warns ABI Research.

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai Future Council for Blockchain event brought together various government departments and private companies with a vested interest in smart city technologies.

‘Co-ordinated’ ransomware attack hits 23 Texas government organisations

‘Co-ordinated’ ransomware attack hits 23 Texas government organisations

The majority of the impacted entities are smaller local governments.

UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

The Information Commissioner’s investigation follows concerns reported in the media regarding the use of the technology in the King’s Cross area of London.

Atlanta imposes scooter and e-bike ban at night

Atlanta imposes scooter and e-bike ban at night

Following recent fatalities, the city’s mayor said it is evident that immediate action is necessary to keep Atlanta’s residents and visitors safe.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change and its effects.

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool’s first ’Climate Champion’, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about her new role and its remit.

US mayors approve resiliency resolution

US mayors approve resiliency resolution

Resolution urges adoption of fault-tolerant technology solutions for data centres and edge computing facilities to protect public and private data.

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

With a lack of federal law to specifically protect consumers, a local bill proposes banning the practice of selling mobile users’ location data.
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

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