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So far the project is still in the embryonic stage. After consultations, the developers plan to present a formal master plan early next year.

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Doctoroff said the company isn’t looking to monetize people’s personal information in the way that Google does now with search information. He said the plan is to invent so far undefined products and services that Sidewalk Labs can market elsewhere.

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But that wasn’t good enough for Julie Di Lorenzo, a prominent Toronto developer who resigned from the Waterfront Toronto board over the project. Di Lorenzo said data and what canada goose clearance sale Google wants to do with it should be front and center in the discussions. She also believes the government agency has given the Google affiliate too canada goose uk shop much power over how the project canada goose store develops.

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“It gives all of us pause,” Waterfront board chair Helen Burstyn acknowledged.

Bianca Wylie, an advocate of open government, said it remains deeply troubling that Sidewalk Labs still hasn’t said who will own data produced by the project or how it will be monetized. Google is cheap canada goose uk here to make money, she said, and Canadians should benefit from any data or canada goose black friday sale products developed from it.

“We are not here to be someone’s research and development lab,” she said, “to be a loss leader for products they want to sell globally.”

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