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Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has issued recommendations for the responsible use of digital technologies such as contact-tracing and surveillance tools in response to the pandemic.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.

Telco develops cybersecurity blueprint for self-driving cars in the UK

Telco develops cybersecurity blueprint for self-driving cars in the UK

O2 worked on the Government-funded BeARCAT project, which examined the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Using sound effectively can help improve public safety and a city’s security, writes Kevin Taylor, Segment Development Manager, Smart Cities at Axis Communications

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

The pandemic is changing where we go and how we get there and while none of us will mourn congestion, there’s much to miss when it comes to travelling to live events.

Industry group to develop framework for secure track and trace

Industry group to develop framework for secure track and trace

ETSI’s Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection aims to enable developers to build interoperable mobile apps for proximity detection and anonymous identification.

Las Vegas expands its Accelerate smart city project to more locations

Las Vegas expands its Accelerate smart city project to more locations

The partnership with NTT is part of Las Vegas’ charter in becoming a smart city to provide safe, reliable and efficient civic technology that stimulates economic growth.