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Coverage of the way technology is changing the kinds of data state and local government collects about citizens, how it uses that data and the ethical and security implications of that. Includes stories about police body cameras, facial recognition, artificial intelligence, medical data, surveillance, etc., as well as privacy policy nationwide.

Thousands of county computers sold at auction could have exposed the personal information still on the devices. Officials say they are working to understand the scope of the incident.
Banning TikTok: What data privacy risk does the app pose, and what could the Chinese government do with data it collects? And is it even possible to ban an app?
Top tech companies are mounting a push to limit how U.S. intelligence agencies collect and view texts, emails and other information about their users, especially American citizens.
New CIO Jason Snyder wants to build the state’s municipal outreach efforts, formalize data privacy policies and give residents a single ID experience when accessing government services.
HP Sure Click Enterprise isolates and protects government agencies from undetectable threats.
After receiving a $1.2 million technology grant to help pay for the project, the Aurora City Council has approved a contract to place 32 more security cameras throughout the city.
Advocates for online civil liberties and people with low incomes say student data collection can be unfair and put students at risk, and it's time for federal agencies to ensure tech tools align with data privacy laws.
There are surveillance cameras everywhere — in subway stations, on street corners, on highways and byways, in parking lots, in banks and stores and in businesses great and small.
Court documents are revealing the extent to which Santa Clara County, Calif., officials went to crack down on restricted religious gatherings at the Calvary Chapel megachurch during the height of the pandemic.
All three of the Bay Area’s airports are deploying new facial recognition technology, called Simplified Arrival, to screen incoming international passengers and testing it in San Jose to track some departing passengers too.