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New York City hires Obama administration tech adviser as CTO
John Paul Farmer, one of the founders of the White House's popular Presidential Innovation Fellows program, is also a former professional baseball player.
New York City's algorithm task force to hold first public meetings nearly a year after creation
The first public meeting is scheduled for April 30, but transparency advocates say the city has been slow to open its discussions to the public.
To be fair, New York City assembles algorithm task force
The panel will look at whether the city's automated decision systems are racially biased.
New York and Chicago mayors herald resurgence of the city-state
Speaking at a smart cities conference, Bill de Blasio and Rahm Emanuel said it's up to cities to fulfill responsibilities national governments have shirked.
Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules
A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.
NYC wants a way to sniff out net neutrality violators
The city's technology office is asking industry for help holding internet service providers accountable to principles of equal access and content neutrality.
NYC fills smart city advisory council with leaders from Ford, Google, Microsoft and others
Twenty-two leaders from private technology companies and community groups will advise on smart city projects spanning from "drones to blockchain."
NYCx effort will be New York’s next pipeline for smart city innovation
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.
NYC mayor establishes new 'Cyber Command'
The new group, led by the city's chief information security officer, will partner with the IT department to set policy and standards for cybersecurity citywide.