Toronto and Sidewalk Labs Smart Cities Experiment

How should the NIST Data blueprint address privacy, innovation, Open Data? Sidewalk Labs has revealed part of their plan for smart city development in Toronto.

Sidewalk Labs reveals latest plans for Toronto ‘smart city’ development

Expansive public spaces, roads that can change in colour and use, and buildings that act as open malls are some of the design ideas Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs shared in a public meeting Tuesday evening, as part of the consultation process for its proposed “smart city” development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Yubikey Strong Authentication

Google and other high profile businesses are equipping their employees with hardware authentication devices. The section of our blueprint deal with accounting, account settlements and assuring long-term access to data points to recent developments in strong authentication.

We are exploring YubiKey, a hardware device recently given away with a “Wired” Magazine subscription as one approach to Strong Authentication. Please comment below.

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Sidewalk Labs by Alphabet (google) Developing a Sensor Laden Parcel in Toronto

We’re working to better understand the licensing of data produced by sensors installed and owned by the Alphabet/Google project designed by their Sidewalk Labs.

Sidewalk Labs will reveal their plan for smart city technology.

What are your questions about this effort? Should all the sensor data be available to on an Open and Free basis?

Which new Privacy and Security regulations will be tested here? How will Citizens participate? Will Google collect data as they do online, without total transparency?

Will you be required to wear a ‘cookie’ when you enter the region?

Is the goal of community leaders of smart city experiments run by private industry, to achieve benefits to Citizens, Businesses, Government, Education, Public Safety, and other stakeholders?

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The L-shaped parcel of land on Toronto’s eastern waterfront known as Quayside isn’t much to look at. There’s a sprawling parking lot for dry-docked boats opposite aging post-industrial space, where Parliament Street becomes Queens Quay. To its south is one of the saddest stretches of the Martin Goodman trail, an otherwise pleasant running and biking route that spans the city east to west.