October 29, 2018
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#250 Canada’s First Smart City Is A Disaster
Google's sister company, Sidewalk Labs, has partnered with every level of government to build the first-ever 'smart city' in Toronto — but with several high-profile resignations and mounting privacy concerns, will this project ever break ground?

Reporter Amanda Roth (The Logic) has spent the year investigating Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto’s ‘smart city’ plan, and has broken story after story on the tech giant’s project.

David Skok is the editor-in-chief of The Logic, a new media start-up reporting on the innovation economy. He speaks with Amanda about the timeline of her reporting, how to responsibly cover big tech, and why people should be concerned by more than just potential privacy issues when it comes to this partnership.

This episode is brought to you by Second City, Audible, and FreshBooks

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