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Digital visions of the future are often excessively optimistic about the inherent virtues of big data Read more

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Kalen Artinian

Plus, readers write on Toronto's push against climate change, Sidewalk Labs's transit takeover in the Port Lands and confronting the mainstream media's anti-Muslim bias Read more

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Member of the residents panel struck by Google to provide input on its smart city plans says the process lacked transparency and "felt like a sales job" Read more

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With small cells placed on every street and sidewalk, and right in front of people’s homes, everyone is going to be exposed to a much greater degree of radio frequency radiation than they are right now Read more

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What company reps do not publicly discuss is the company’s drive toward using autonomous vehicles as a wedge to privatize, automate and deregulate Toronto’s waterfront. Read more

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The Google affiliate's Quayside smart city initiative will not only compromise our right to privacy – it's a direct threat to activists and political movements that challenge the status quo, says Amnesty International Read more

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Radheyan Simonpillai

Following his talk at the Austin event, the mayor dismissed calls for data privacy protections to be put in place before Toronto proceeds with plans to build a smart city Read more

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Samuel Engelking

As Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs proposes building a high-tech neighbourhood on the waterfront, citizens should demand ownership of data collected in public spaces Read more

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