Finland is rolling into the future of mass transit with the first driverless bus. One of the world’s first autonomous bus pilot programs has already begun in the Hernesaari district in Helsinki, and will run through mid-September.

The Office of the Public Defender this week requested that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) halt its recently disclosed aerial surveillance program immediately and until the public is briefed and defense attorneys are given access to the footage. The previously secret aerial surveillance program was revealed to the public last week. The program uses technology […]

The Department of Homeland security has expanded its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Tools Blanket Purchase Agreement with the inclusion of Imperva’s Web application and database firewalls.

The Department of Transportation hosted a Twitter chat on Monday under the hashtag #OpenDOT to get opinions on the agency’s open data policies.

Jane Holl Lute, the former deputy secretary of Homeland Security, is scheduled to provide a Tech Talk at the Symantec Government Symposium on Aug. 30 in Washington, D.C. MeriTalk caught up with Lute, who agreed to offer her thoughts on the evolving struggle between privacy and security, and a preview of her presentation.

A social media site that aims to embrace privacy asks for either a phone number, credit card information, the last four digits of the user’s Social Security number, or a postal address when signing up for an account. The website, Nextdoor, claims the information is used to ensure the people are who they say they are and that they live at the address that they provided.

Body worn cameras are becoming increasingly popular devices for police officers around the country. However, with a recent scorecard on BWC policy, Upturn suggests that accountability with wearable camera usage may be a widespread problem.

Some local police departments across the country are using body cameras to record interactions with civilians. A new app is available to civilians who also want to record those interactions.

A RAND Corporation report casts doubts on whether the Chicago Police Department’s algorithm-based, predictive policing program, which generates a Strategic Subjects List of people that the system believes are most likely to kill or be killed, is actually helping police quell violence in the city.

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