As part of its push towards open data, the City of Chicago published comprehensive data on Transportation Network Providers (TNP) – commonly known as ride-hailing companies – on April 12.

The City of Atlanta announced the formation of the Chief Information Officer Advisory Board on April 17. The new board will “work with the City of Atlanta Information Management team to advance the technology strategy of the city,” according to the city.






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The city of Albany, N.Y., confirmed on March 30 that it was hit by a ransomware attack that affected municipal government computers.






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Scooter-rental companies in Los Angeles are split over whether to comply with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) request for them to provide real-time location data for their scooters.






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The EastWest Institute (EWI) on Thursday released a new report to provide guidance on how to make tomorrow’s “smart cities” secure and safe through effective technology management by executives and administrators.






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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday that his office was suing TWC Product and Technology, the company which operates the Weather Channel’s smartphone app, which provides users with real-time weather information and forecasts. The City Attorney’s office alleged that TWC Product and Technology has been “covertly mining the private data of users and selling the information to third parties, including advertisers.”






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Over the next 20 years, cities around the world will invest roughly $41 trillion to upgrade their infrastructure to benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT), according to the Smart America Challenge forecast. However, money doesn’t grow on trees and not all smart city projects have the same RoI–so cities need to make sure they invest wisely.






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