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The city’s Technology Council’s annual Tech Fest encourages developers to capitalize on the power of generative artificial intelligence while also being cognizant of the risks of the software.
Many sites tied to the national mental health crisis hotline transmitted information on visitors through the Meta Pixel analytics tool despite promises of anonymity to their users.
New York state’s Office of Information Technology Services issued a report last week, following a state law that banned biometric identifying technology in schools. A decision about the tech will be made in the coming weeks.
It makes anyone across the state who shares personal identifiable information about another person with the purpose of harming them to be found civilly liable in court. The ACLU has cited free speech concerns.
A report found that the state ranked in the top half of states when it came to interest in the technology. California, Massachusetts and New York ranked the highest overall.
The computer shutdown has delayed the issuance of permits. Dallas officials say 97 percent of their online services have been restored, but the city won’t publicly disclose all the services still impacted.
Artificial intelligence allows teachers to create virtual reality spaces to help further their students’ education in a protected environment. Many expect to see the region’s businesses soon adopt the tech as well.
Hackers managed to break into CalPERS and CalSTRS, the two California retirement systems, and have stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates and other sensitive information for 769,000 retirees. The attack came from a breach in a contractor’s cybersecurity system.
Proponents of the technology claim that it can be used as an important crime-fighting and security tool. But critics argue that mistakes and wrong identifications could put innocent people in prison and threaten data privacy.
Chief privacy officer roles exist in 21 states and counting. As the job evolves, we look at where those IT leaders sit, how they collaborate with their peers and where the field is going.
Community colleges are ideally situated to produce police officers who better understand the delicate balance between acting as guardians and as warriors.
Maryland Mobile ID now allows both Apple and Android users to upload their ID into the digital wallet. Anyone with a valid state license qualifies to register for the mobile apps for free.
Does your local government need a stance on generative AI? Boston encourages staff’s “responsible experimentation,” Seattle’s interim policy outlines cautions, and King County considers what responsible generative AI use might be.
Police officials are unable to access physical and digital evidence due to storage issues that are impacting trial proceedings for several cases, including a ransomware attack against the city, now stretching into its third week.
Election administrators are still digging out from the mountains of misinformation from the 2020 election cycle. Bad actors are using AI to ramp up for the next one. Can AI help level the playing field for the good guys?
Attracting more people with four-year degrees — and more women — into policing is likely to produce better outcomes. Among other things, they are less likely to draw complaints and use force.
Artificial intelligence has potential, but it can’t replace simple, reliable technology solutions and the human touch. And there’s a risk that it will automate existing inequities instead of alleviating them.
The platform has undergone several changes since Elon Musk bought it and took it private late last year — especially when it comes to credibility and verification features, critical to government communications.
Proposed legislation would expand electronic ballot return for deployed military members to their spouses and voting-age dependents, but many are worried that the extension could risk the security of the state’s elections.
Many of the systems are operating with outdated software, poor passwords and aging infrastructure that leave the state’s water systems at-risk to hackers, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
A ransomware attack has caused outages for the city’s systems for the past three days. As Dallas struggles to restore service, other cities across the state have increased their cybersecurity efforts.
The first-of-its-kind case considers whether police can legally issue search warrants that require Google to turn over user account information based on particular keywords within a specific time frame.
Proposed legislation would require the police department to get approval before acquiring any new surveillance technology and would establish an oversight board to monitor the city’s use.
The legislative package would give consumers the right to opt out of sharing their data, requiring tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook to disclose when and if they are collecting users’ personal data.
The pullback of Twitter’s blue check marks led to the quick rise of fake accounts spreading lies about public services and officials. What comes next, and how can state and local governments deal with this new reality?
While more than half of states have banned TikTok on state-owned devices and networks, some governors still use the platform — and some unofficial accounts use their names and photos. Is it a cybersecurity risk?
Research has found that computer models can predict the likely fate of proposed legislative amendments and the most effective pathways for lobbyists. This technology mixed with micro-legislation could muddle transparency.
The state Department of Health announced that unauthorized access to approximately 3,400 death records occurred on Jan. 20. The agency says that no death certificates were accessed or generated.
A proposed bill would establish an Office of Artificial Intelligence and create a task force to study the emerging technology and establish an AI bill of rights. If passed, the legislation would be the first of its kind.
The battle against election lies is ongoing as state and local election officials begin to prepare for conspiracy theories surrounding the 2024 presidential election and continued threats of violence.
Proponents say open software code means new security features and transparency. What does it take to harness volunteer contributions, block out malicious saboteurs and keep these projects maintained for the long term?