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Google Cancels ‘Smart Town’ Plan Criticized as ‘Data Surveillance Test Bed’

Google-affiliated company Sidewalk Labs has reportedly abandoned its plan to build a high-tech “smart town” on Toronto’s waterfront due to “unprecedented economic uncertainty.” The project had already faced controversy around the tech giant’s data collection plans, with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association called it a “data surveillance test bed.”

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Apple Trolls Google with a Giant Billboard – Again

Apple’s anti-Google ad campaign has taken another shot at its Masters of the Universe rival with a huge billboard boasting the company’s privacy record — located directly across the street from Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs.

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Canada Expansion: #RedforEd Goes International

The #RedforEd teachers movement has gone international. Elementary public school teachers in Toronto, Canada and other locations in Ontario held walk-in protests at elementary schools throughout the province on Thursday to demonstrate their opposition to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s education budget.

Thousands of Arizona teachers march through downtown Phoenix on their way to the State Capitol as part of a rally for the #REDforED movement on April 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Teachers state-wide staged a walkout strike on Thursday in support of better wages and state funding for public schools. …

Ten Dead As Rental Van Hits Pedestrians in Toronto

Ten have been killed and more than a dozen more injured after a white rental truck mounted the pavement in central Toronto, Canada, and “deliberately” mowed down pedestrians. Read updates on this developing story. The original story is below: Update,

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