More than a dozen states have enacted laws regulating how law enforcement uses it. But federal legislation is needed: A piecemeal approach doesn't keep all citizens safe from misidentification.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Sept. 27 that forbids California-based companies from giving out geolocation data, search histories and other personal information for out-of-state warrants, including those pertaining to abortions.
Wheat Ridge, Colo., has decided to not pay $5 million in a ransomware operation that forced the city to close City Hall to the public for more than a week. Instead, the city will restore files from viable backups on its own, without the hacker’s help.
They will be allowed to temporarily monitor live video feeds from privately owned surveillance cameras in certain circumstances without first obtaining a warrant under a new policy.
The Ohio city hopes to, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, develop artificial intelligence technology to identify illegal dumping and alert authorities.
Adversarial foreign nations might use data about specific politicians to blackmail them or troves of data about the public to refine disinformation campaigns, according to a Senate hearing. Getting that data could entail hacking or simply purchasing from data brokers.
State health officials have disclosed that the state’s first major count of pregnancy-related deaths in nearly a decade won’t be released until next summer, which means the data won’t be available to lawmakers until the 2025 cycle.
Despite no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election, conservative activists want the state to unplug electronic voting machines and use paper-only ballots in an attempt to reinforce election security.
Twenty months after the video was created, security camera footage was made public that contains evidence of a Trump supporter taking sensitive data from voting equipment in Coffee County.
It deals with very different urban issues than the West. Its population is exploding, with all 20 of the world’s fastest-growing cities based in Africa or Asia. I’m taking a long trip through the region to find out more.
From call records to sensors, your phone may reveal more about you than you think. Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been.
The 20-state network is used by businesses to track criminal activity in real time and quickly share security video, cellphone images and other information with law enforcement.
A startup has created smart labels for household products that collect data about the item’s use and enables automatic reordering. About 60 percent of Internet of Things devices were consumer devices in 2020.
In the state and local gov tech industry, about one-sixth of funding opportunities are for cloud computing services. Overall, the use of cloud services in the past decade has risen across all industries.