Is it legal to record a conversation in New York? How about a scene on the street, or an incident with police? Here are the basics.
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The cash-strapped agency hopes to protect and make money from its iconic brand in video games and virtual reality.
The pending purchase is another rock in a landslide of concerns about privacy, surveillance and law enforcement.
The MTA is testing a technology, already in place in other transit systems, that’s been shown to deter suicide attempts.
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New York City’s municipal information hotline fields questions and reports on items from the mundane, like illegal parking, to the bizarre, including a few calls about dog dependents, aliens and ghosts.
The transit agency would be following the lead of systems in cities like Boston and Atlanta, which have installed devices to detect urine and alert cleaning crews.
Last year 369,000 people worked in tech jobs after a decade of fast growth. But following the meltdown of the Amazon Queens deal, nearly all those jobs are in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Apart from the obvious privacy and intimacy issues that come with reading everyone’s letters and turning them into emails, experts note that similar efforts in other states haven’t reduced contraband.