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On 'data dividend' concept, California's Gov. Newsom searches for workable strategy

by • 1 day ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed compensating Californians for their personal data, collected by firms like Google and Facebook, but the details remain fuzzy.

Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp

by • 1 month ago

The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.

NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

by • 2 months ago

The department's technical assistance response unit will use the drones to assist officers in certain investigations.

NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

by • 3 months ago

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

Sidewalk Toronto project loses privacy expert over data anonymization policy

by • 4 months ago

Ann Cavoukian, one of the world's leading privacy experts, resigned from the smart city project last week over concerns that some data collected by sensors without permission could be linked back to individuals.

Sidewalk Labs proposes third-party data storage for Quayside project

by • 4 months ago

The technology partner for the smart city project has been quiet on data storage and privacy issues in the past.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by • 4 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.

'Smart' streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns

by • 5 months ago

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.

Bay Area Rapid Transit passes ordinance requiring public review of surveillance technology projects

by • 5 months ago

San Francisco-area advocacy groups are celebrating the ordinance's passage as a victory for civil liberties.

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