On 'data dividend' concept, California's Gov. Newsom searches for workable strategy
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
The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.
NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city
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
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
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
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
'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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit passes ordinance requiring public review of surveillance technology projects
San Francisco-area advocacy groups are celebrating the ordinance's passage as a victory for civil liberties.