The use of automated decision-making systems by the District of Columbia (D.C.) government is having widespread impact on the accuracy, fairness, and equity of decisions that affect District residents, according to a report released on Nov. 1 by a prominent privacy advocacy group.


Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city is beginning a Community Internet Program (CIP) that would give internet service providers (ISP) free access to city-owned rooftops in exchange for providing high-speed internet at low or no-cost as part of the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Jon Froehlich at the University of Maryland is working with a team of graduate students on Project Sidewalk, an online tool through which users can view their Washington, D.C., neighborhoods with Google Street View and label areas that may be inaccessible to those with impaired mobility.

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