Tags Internet of Things
'Internet of things' poised for greatest impact, local IT leaders say
IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain and autonomous systems top the list of most impactful emerging technologies for local government, according to a new infographic from the Public Technology Institute.
California readies new security requirements for 'internet of things' devices
A bill raising security standards for all internet-connected devices sold in the state is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, but some experts say it still has flimsy language.
How to improve IoT's role in city construction? Model it from the start, a new report says
Sensors and other tools are often overlooked in design and architecture, Georgia Tech researchers find.
'Smart' streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns
Though commonly advertised as environmental tools, the devices could instead be used by police agencies with minimal oversight to surveil the communities the technology was meant to serve.
IoT risk often 'cannot be managed' in Massachusetts state government, auditor finds
A paucity of controls and standards for the emerging technology has placed many agencies in an uncomfortable position, according to a new report.
It's pretty easy to hack a smart city, cybersecurity researchers find
IBM Security and Threatcare found more than a dozen vulnerabilities in systems that connect to environmental sensors, traffic monitors and other advanced infrastructure.
Illinois rounds up local governments for smart street lighting workshop
Officials say smart streetlights are a foundational technology that will serve as a first step in Illinois' ambitious smart state initiative.
California launches nation's first digital license plate pilot
Each plate costs 99 and can display custom messages.
Some U.S. governments considering citywide surveillance systems
There are new tools coming to monitor the public across large populations and at least a few government agencies have reportedly expressed interest.