NYC Cyber Command may win a permanent spot in city government

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

The move would codify cybersecurity as one of the services the city government provides to its nearly 9 million residents.

Philadelphia ready to install 100 free Wi-Fi kiosks

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

The city has announced the next phase of its partnership with Intersection, which will install and maintain the devices around the city.

NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

A new coalition of governments seeks to apply certain human rights standards, as defined by the United Nations, to the digital space.

NYC Council makes Mayor's Office of Data Analytics a permanent part of city government

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

The legislation makes the city's cross-cutting data analytics office a required piece of the mayor's office.

Data is about much more than decision-making

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Commentary: Socrata Data Academy Director Oliver Wise says improved decision-making is valuable, but not the full proposition data makes to government.

NYC's latest moonshot challenge targets cybersecurity for small businesses

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

The city discovered in a recent survey that small business owners are aware of cyber threats but are largely unequipped to address them.

Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.

New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.

New York City launches a smartphone threat-detection app

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

NYC Secure will tell New Yorkers if their phones encounter unsafe networks. The city insists it's not tracking users.

Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

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