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Telus pitches bringing 5G ‘living lab’ to Whyte Ave in Edmonton, would test surveillance and algorithm technology

BY SCOTT JOHNSTON 630CHED Posted October 28, 2019 2:59 pm Updated October 29, 2019 12:23 pm City councillors on executive committee gave the go-ahead for city staff to continue exploring a partnership with Telus to use 5G technology in what the company said would be a ‘living lab’, testing new surveillance and algorithm technology along […]

Montreal gearing up for 5G pilot project

Preparations for a “living lab” to test 5G technology in Montreal will start this summer. MARIAN SCOTT, MONTREAL GAZETTE Updated: June 17, 2019   The city of Montreal is planning a pilot project to get ready for fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology, the executive committee member responsible for the smart city announced Monday. Preparations for a […]

Winnipeg should be cautious about 5G antennas

By: Margaret Friesen and Frank Clegg Posted: 11/5/2019 3:00 AM   The telecommunications providers want us to believe there is an international competition to win the 5G technology race. However, the real race is whether these companies can install their 5G antennas close to our homes and schools, and nearly everywhere else, before the public […]

Sidewalk Labs document reveals company’s early vision for data collection, tax powers, criminal justice

TOM CARDOSO JOSH KANE TECHNOLOGY REPORTER PUBLISHED OCTOBER 30, 2019 A confidential Sidewalk Labs document from 2016 lays out the founding vision of the Google-affiliated development company, which included having the power to levy its own property taxes, track and predict peoples movements and control some public services. The document, which The Globe and Mail has […]

Waterfront Toronto board votes to keep Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside project alive

Google sister company’s proposal has previously been criticized for lack of detail, privacy concerns CBC News · Posted: Oct 31, 2019 8:50 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Waterfront Toronto’s board voted unanimously Thursday to move ahead into an evaluation phase of Sidewalk Labs’ proposed Quayside development  — a so-called “smart city” that would […]

South Surrey man allows smart meter installation ‘under duress’

  BC Hydro says devices emit fraction of radio frequency from a cellphone AARON HINKS Oct. 19, 2019 7:30 a.m. After being told that his power would be shut off, a South Surrey man has grudgingly agreed to allow BC Hydro to install a smart meter on his house, despite concerns for his health. BC […]

FORTIS BC announces Smart Gas Meters

It’s time to upgrade our natural gas meters October 15, 2019 by Deborah Alden A lot has changed since the early 1960s. Back then modern technology in most homes consisted of a record player, a rotary-dial telephone attached to the kitchen wall, an AM radio and a black and white television. Technology has come a […]

We want to know why BC is not banning cell phones and personal devices in our schools?

Oct 12, 2019,  Parents for Safe Schools   Did you know that the Ontario government allowed the parents to make an informed decision, which resulted in 97% of parents voting in favour of banning cell phones in their classrooms?   Did you know Minister of Education, Rob Flemming denied BC parents the same opportunity?   […]

North Vancouver man may lose power after refusing smart meter

Howie Harrington, 72, was among the about 60,000 B.C. Hydro customers who rejected installation of smart meters in 2013. CHERYL CHAN Updated: October 8, 2019 A North Vancouver man said B.C. Hydro is being a “bully” by threatening to cut off his power because he doesn’t want a smart meter installed in his home. Howie […]

Ontario restricting cellphone use in classrooms starting in November

Some schools already have similar policies, but new directive sets a provincial standard The Canadian Press · Posted: Aug 29, 2019 12:45 PM ET | Last Updated: August 29 The Progressive Conservatives had proposed a ban on the use of cellphones in classrooms in their platform during last year’s election campaign. (CBC) Ontario will be […]

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