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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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Want to understand current Canada-US relations? Look at the 1930s

One of the reasons it’s hard for Canadians to understand fully the threat posed by Trump and deeper currents in US politics is that Trump has ripped up the rulebook that has governed the Canada-U.S. relationship for over seventy years. … Continue reading

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