Sidewalk Toronto

Sidewalk Labs to shut down after founder's probable ALS diagnosis

by • 7 months ago

Alphabet's urban-innovation division, which once attempted to build a data-driven neighborhood in Toronto, will be folded into Google.

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

by • 2 years 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.

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

by • 3 years 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 Toronto moves forward after resolutions

by • 3 years ago

The city and its Alphabet-owned partner are moving forward on the contentious project after settling resolutions on several longstanding disagreements.

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto meet to decide future of project

by • 3 years 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.

Toronto planned-neighborhood Quayside to undergo comprehensive review

by • 3 years 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 Toronto project loses privacy expert over data anonymization policy

by • 4 years ago

Ann Cavoukian, one of the world's leading privacy experts, resigned from the smart city project last week over concerns that some data collected by sensors without permission could be linked back to individuals.

Here's what Toronto's smart neighborhood might actually look like

by • 4 years ago

We now know the kind of wood that will be used, but officials are still staying quiet on how the neighborhood will collect and use data.

Building a smart city from scratch is as hard as it sounds

by • 4 years ago

Groundbreaking developments near Toronto, Boston and Phoenix are revealing early challenges around data privacy, social stewardship, and understanding the intangible qualities that entice people to move to a new city.

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