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1 big thing: Smart cities spark privacy worries

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Momentum for smart cities — fed by big promises from industry and big hopes by government — is being slowed by a wave of public skepticism, Axios’ Kim Hart and Aïda Amer report. Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed a futuristic smart-city development for Toronto’s waterfront, this month pledged not to sell personal data from the project […]

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Surveillance capitalism’: critic urges Toronto to abandon smart city project

Project with Google’s Sidewalk Labs comes under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvestingCities is supported by About this content Leyland Cecco in Toronto A “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial development along the Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership […]