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

by • 6 months 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.

Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto Quayside project

by • 7 months ago

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

Sidewalk Labs pilots AI-powered recycling system

by • 11 months ago

AI-powered cameras to detect what people are recycling and detailed reports sent back to tenants are hoped to encourage more responsible waste management.

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

by • 1 year ago

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

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto meet to decide future of project

by • 1 year ago

Whether Toronto's controversial Quayside project will continue will be settled in a meeting between city stakeholders and Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs on Thursday.

Sidewalk Labs releases master plan for Quayside project in Toronto

by • 1 year 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.

Toronto planned-neighborhood Quayside to undergo comprehensive review

by • 1 year ago

A unanimous vote by the city's executive committee affirmed a recommended review of Sidewalk Labs' master plan, which is slated for release later this month.

Sidewalk Labs claims its Toronto 'smart neighborhood' will create more than 9,000 jobs

by • 2 years ago

Google's urban-innovation offshoot also said 40 percent of residential units in its Quayside development will be priced at below-market rates, but a housing expert said that won't solve Toronto's housing problems.

Sidewalk Labs proposes third-party data storage for Quayside project

by • 2 years ago

The technology partner for the smart city project has been quiet on data storage and privacy issues in the past.