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‘Smart City’ project for Toronto is abandoned

Smart city or surveillance city? It was to be a ‘city of the future’,- or at least a community of the future within the city of Toronto, but the question was always, ‘what kind of future’? While some saw it »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

More admission of police use of controversial facial recognition technology

With several cases already revealed of Canadian police admission of using the high tech facial recognition comes another, this time by the federal Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The technology has raised concerns over privacy issues with hints of the incursion »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Big Brother or better security? Testing AI weapons detection in public

You’ll either think this is just another step towards Big Brother surveillance, or a good idea for safety. Toronto’s Pearson International airport is Canada’s largest airport complex which saw more than 49 million visitors last year. The airport authority has »

Society

Supreme Court rules on police mobile phone searches

In a precedent setting ruling, Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled police can search your mobile phone, tablet, computer, or other device without a warrant. In a narrow 4-3 decision the court ruled that in a lawful arrest, police are not »