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NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

As more councils move to block 5G over citizen health campaigns, the UK government is taking a stand.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

The initiative is hailed as the first of its type in the UK. Hull’s Council sees potential benefits in traffic management, healthcare and more.

Report highlghts three 'transformative' areas for city climate action

Report highlghts three 'transformative' areas for city climate action

According to the World Resources Institute, cities should incorporate climate risks into planning and focus on nature-based solutions.

Paris uses open source to get closer to the citizen

Paris uses open source to get closer to the citizen

Paris wants to share its Lutece platform with other cities to boost agility, cost savings and shared benefits.

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

The possible attempt was unsuccessful and no votes were changed but West Virginia’s Secretary of State says the investigation announcement aims to act as a “deterrent”.