Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

by • 4 days ago

Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

Maryland wants to perfect 'classic' contact tracing before launching apps

by • 1 week ago

The state's 1,400 contact tracers will use a combination of cloud platforms, text alerts and old-fashioned phone calls to track the spread of COVID-19.

Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API

by • 2 weeks ago

North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.

Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto Quayside project

by • 3 weeks ago

Google's urban-development sibling abandoned plans to build a "smart" neighborhood in the Canadian city, citing “unprecedented economic uncertainty."

Google, New York build new unemployment website to handle claims surge

by • 2 months ago

As record numbers are killed by the virus in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempts to keep the state's computer systems — and the economy — running.

San Mateo, Calif., wants its new emissions dashboard to spark public conversation

by • 4 months ago

The Google-created tool shows estimates of how much pollution is being created by vehicles and buildings in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Waterfront Toronto won't sell user data, new planning document says

by • 7 months ago

Google sibling Sidewalk Labs has provided more detail on data storage and collection and technology integration for its Quayside neighborhood project in Toronto.

Waze launches data-sharing integration for cities with Google Cloud

by • 8 months ago

The route-finding app will integrate its anonymized, shared data into Google Cloud to make it easier for cities to analyze it.

Sidewalk Labs releases master plan for Quayside project in Toronto

by • 11 months ago

The urban technology subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet released a four-volume, 1,500-page master plan detailing its intentions for a brand-new neighborhood.