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.

Maine to modernize fingerprinting, criminal history records with federal grant

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Planned upgrades include an automated fingerprinting identification system to be shared by Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The city will host five public meetings in the coming weeks to ensure locals have a chance to be included in the evolution of the local government's privacy policy.

Cities are preparing to sue FCC over new 'unlawful' 5G antenna rules

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

The mayor of Seattle, a leading city in the dispute, announced it will appeal rules she called an "overreach by the Trump administration."

Startup in Residence expands to 31 cities and states for 2019

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The nonprofit says it's on track to hit 100 communities within the next five years.

Portland, Oregon, installs 200 traffic sensors as it aims to fill up 'data lake'

by Benjamin Freed • 6 months ago

The additional technology arrives as city council prepares to vote on the Smart Cities PDX initiative.

ACLU criticizes cities and states buying facial-recognition software from Amazon

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

"Facial recognition in American communities threatens freedom," the organization says of Amazon's Rekognition platform.

21 smart communities to watch in 2018

by StateScoop Staff • 7 months ago

21 smart communities to watch in 2018

Sensors, data will help Portland identify risky routes for bicyclists

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

The city will collect congestion and speed data and self-reported rider comfort levels to improve pedestrian and bicycle transit.

Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules

by Jake Williams • 9 months ago

A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.

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