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

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


Publication Title
The Globe and Mail
Publication/Creation Date
October 30 2019
Creators/Contributors
Tom Cardoso (creator)
Josh O'Kane (creator)
Sidewalk Labs (contributor)
Google Inc. (contributor)
Shoshana Zuboff (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description

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 people’s movements and control some public services.

The document, which The Globe and Mail has seen, also describes how people living in a Sidewalk community would interact with and have access to the space around them – an experience based, in part, on how much data they’re willing to share, and which could ultimately be used to reward people for “good behaviour.”

HCI Platform
Other
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
Sidewalk Labs, Google, Alphabet
Source
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-sidewalk-labs-document-reveals-companys-early-plans-for-data/

Date archived
November 6 2019
Last edited
November 6 2019
How to cite this entry
Tom Cardoso, Josh O'Kane. (October 30 2019). "Sidewalk Labs document reveals company’s early vision for data collection, tax powers, criminal justice". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4093