The ‘smart city’ is not a campaign theme

4 February 2018 • nua

«Municipalities with well-meaning ambitions to become ‘smart’ are surrendering to technology firms and violating privacy laws,» investigative journalist Saskia Naafs recently concluded. Amsterdam would like to be a smart city, but this is hardly a theme in the campaign for the local election on 21 March. »»

Dutch rail passengers are observed by cameras in advertising columns

4 September 2017 • dirkmjk

«What are those mini cameras doing in that advertising column!», a Twitter user asked today. In a response, Dutch Railways (NS) said that advertisers use the cameras to assess whether passengers look at advertising and for how long. »»

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