Computerworld reports on the not-so-distant future of smart cities. To some extent, they’re already here, as governments increasingly use wireless networks, Big Data, web portals and social media, among other technological tools. But a smart city—aimed at enhancing citizens’ quality of life, improving government processes and reducing energy use, among other goals—brings with it a multitude of privacy and data security implications, the report states. Five U.S. cities in particular are taking on initiatives to help manage the change to “smart.”
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