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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Entry 47: My Submission to the Round 2 Consultation

Back in more innocent times, August 30, 2019, to be precise, I praised the work of the analysts at Waterfront Toronto for their honest attempt to summarize the Master Innovation and Development Plan, a document whose design (as I’ve noted … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 35: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 5: Digital Innovation, Part 3: Creating a Trusted Process for Responsible Data Use (II)

In which I get into the Urban Data Trust and make a classic South Park reference. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here Goal 1: Implement the Urban Data Trust (pp. 420-423) It would … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 31: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 4: Sustainability

Phase 1: Design an advanced power grid Phase 2: ??? Phase 3: Profit! Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here  Chapter 4: Sustainability (pp. 297-373) Introduction (pp. 298-303) I really don’t know anything about … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan: Guest post: An analysis of all the new public agencies proposed in the MIDP

I won’t start posting about the actual MIDP for a couple of days (so much background reading…), but to whet your appetite, please enjoy this comprehensive guest post from Dr. Natasha Tusikov of York University. – bh Previous Master Innovation … Continue reading

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Out now: My review of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Journal of Digital Media & Policy has just published my long take on Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. This is a modified version of the blog review I posted here back in February; this journal version stands … Continue reading

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