Tag: Sidewalk Labs

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

Ava Kofman | The Intercept | Source URL The world’s most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency […]

Are New York’s Free LINKNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?

Ava Kofman | The Intercept | Source URL LINKNYC KIOSKS HAVE become a familiar eyesore to New Yorkers. Over 1,600 of these towering, nine-and-a-half-foot monoliths — their double-sided screens festooned with ads and fun facts — have been installed across the city since early 2016. Mayor Bill de Blasio has celebrated their ability to provide “the […]