The NYPD spent nearly $3 billion on surveillance technology in a 12-year stretch but continues to flout the law requiring it reveal details of each contract, according to two advocacy groups.
The Transit Tech Lab, an initiative focused on bolstering transit recovery and sustainability, has selected six technology companies to conduct yearlong pilots across the New York City metro region.
New York City Office of Technology and Innovation recently released its strategic plan that looks to improve the city’s overall posture in the technology space — starting with an effort to improve technical literacy.
Through its new consolidated Office of Technology and Innovation, NYC is working to expand connectivity access through various technology-related initiatives, including its most recent advancement: Big Apple Connect.
The NYPD’s department-issued cellphones are getting a new app that will allow cops to quickly access LGBTQ resources for city residents needing help, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday.
On Monday, the MTA announced that it will expand the use of high-tech automated mobile cameras installed on buses to capture real-time bus lane violations along its routes in an effort to speed up service.
After being put on hold in May 2022, the Internet Master Plan has been in a state of limbo as officials map the next steps. Another newly announced undertaking, however, promises to put a dent in the digital divide in the meantime.
On Thursday, Uber launched its new group transportation feature, Uber Charter, in the New York and New Jersey metro areas, allowing customers to book various vans and buses directly through the app.
The New York Police Department must disclose thousands of documents and emails revealing facial recognition surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020, a judge has ruled recently.
The 739 new kiosks will allow for free wireless Internet service, quicker connections and free phone calls, along with several other features. They will be installed in neighborhoods without access to reliable Internet service.