Despite fears of some sort of cybersecurity apocalypse during this year's presidential election, federal officials say 2020 had no meaningful interference by foreign adversaries. Other issues, however, have held fast.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | November 23, 2020
After years of denial, NOPD has confirmed the use of the technology. Officials have remained vague on details, including the specific software, the frequency of use and how long the tech has been used.
By Michael Isaac Stein, The Times-Picayune | November 17, 2020
There has been a 111 percent increase in drive-by shootings that the city hopes to reduce in a pilot program to identify violent crime offenders. But privacy advocates have concerns about the plate-reading technology.
By Jason Tidd, The Wichita Eagle | November 10, 2020
Two of the state’s voting systems connect to the Internet, making them accessible for voters who are stationed overseas but also increasing the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches that could result in fraud.
The police department received a unanimous approval to record and store aerial footage of large gatherings, including protests. But many civil rights groups align the decision with unconstitutional government surveillance.
By Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times | October 28, 2020
San Francisco and Alameda counties have ended their COVID-19 testing program with Google’s sister company, Verily, over patient privacy concerns. The program was intended to increase testing in low-income neighborhoods.
By Jenny Gold and Rachana Pradhan, Los Angeles Times | October 27, 2020