NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

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

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Philanthropies commit $12 million to economic mobility

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

Three groups will donate funds for projects in 10 U.S. cities.

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

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

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

Washington, D.C. names Suneel Cherukuri as permanent CISO

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

Cherukuri succeeds the city's first CISO, John MacMichael, who stepped down in January.

GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.

Data is about much more than decision-making

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

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

Award program seeking community-led transformation opens for second year

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Cities of Service has announced its "Engaged Cities Award" program is coming back in 2019.

Washington, D.C., scooter regulations are 'impossible', Bird says

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

The city is raising its scooter fleet cap from 400 to 600 per company, but the companies say that's still not enough to provide equitable service.

Autonomous taxis are coming to San Jose

by Jared Beinart • 5 days ago

Through a new partnership, officials are now developing an app that will allow select members of the public to hail a self-driving vehicle.

Blockchain investor wants to build a conceptual city in the middle of the Nevada desert

by Jared Beinart • 2 weeks ago

Jeffrey Berns bought 67,000 acres of land to build an experimental city in which every facet of life incorporates distributed ledger technology.

New York City child services gives new tablet computers to all child abuse investigators

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

More than 2,000 caseworkers will be equipped with Microsoft Surface Pro devices, which will give them access to critical files while in the field, the city says.

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