San Francisco

San Francisco supervisors approve police use of 'killer robots'

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to let police use robots to kill suspects in "extraordinary circumstances."

San Francisco police gain live access to private surveillance cameras

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San Francisco police will be able to access live video feeds of privately owned surveillance cameras after a board of supervisors vote.

Volunteers lead heat mapping effort in scorching San Francisco

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The city of San Francisco has kicked off a community-led effort to tackle health inequities spurred by extreme heat.

Redefining 'smart cities' while preparing for the Olympics

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As Los Angeles prepares for the 2028 Olympics, city CIO Ted Ross and San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull discussed what "smart city" means now.

Former 18F chief of staff to lead San Francisco's digital services

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Cyd Harrell, who worked at 18F from 2016 to 2018, was named as San Francisco's second-ever chief digital services officer.

New Orleans mayor wants to overturn facial recognition ban

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she wants police to have access to facial recognition systems, one year after a ban was implemented.

Policing data could reveal racial bias in Pittsburgh, say lawmakers

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New legislation would share city data with the Center for Policing Equity to search for indicators of racial bias in policing.

San Francisco's digital services lead to step down in March

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Carrie Bishop, who held San Francisco's chief digital services officer role for five years, said she's stepping down to "decompress."

On cybersecurity, cities have 'a lot to learn from each other'

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San Francisco CISO Michael Makstman, who cofounded the Coalition of City CISOs, said cities should pursue a "collective approach" on defending their networks.

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