For computers that are fair, New York City forms algorithm task force


In recognition of the growing influence of data-driven decision making and computer programs that power public services, a new law has compelled the city to create an oversight body.

New York orders review of controversial 'Textalyzer' device


The technology would allow police officers to review recent smartphone activity to see if a driver involved in an accident had been texting while driving.

New York City's free Wi-Fi program sparks privacy debate


The city's LinkNYC effort to offer high-speed wireless Internet has privacy advocates concerned about what data is collected on the network.