Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say
Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.
Seattle mayor to nominate Ottawa's Saad Bashir as CTO
Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to nominate Ottawa's outgoing chief information officer as Seattle's new chief technology officer.
Seattle readies UPS 'eBike' pilot to assist urban delivery
The eBikes, operated by UPS, will work alongside traditional vans as part of an experimental project.
Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies
Cities are preparing to sue FCC over new 'unlawful' 5G antenna rules
The mayor of Seattle, a leading city in the dispute, announced it will appeal rules she called an "overreach by the Trump administration."
Seattle pumps $400K into digital literacy through annual grant program
This year's Technology Matching Fund recipients are fewer, but will receive more funding.
Seattle's 'Innovation Advisory Council' to commit corporate technology to homelessness, transportation issues
Officials from companies including Amazon, Zillow, Microsoft, Expedia and Tableau say they will share their technology to help solve local issues.
As public safety tech advances, policy remains 'light years behind'
A panel of experts at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, say institutional barriers are blocking progress promised by new technologies in policing.
Transparency advocates rebuke open records rollbacks in Washington state
Two bills advancing in the legislature would remove items like birth dates of state employees from public disclosure, in the name of privacy.