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Picture this: you are a city employee in charge of fixing pot holes, or cleaning up illegal dumping. You have a gazzillion requests flooding in from well-meaning citizens just overjoyed to send you a text or a picture or both every time they hit a pot hole. How you gonna deal? The Cityworks API helps manage a city's assets--when maintenance and replacement needs to be scheduled, and organizing cost-effective inspections and assessments.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.