Sidewalk Labs has created a new signage structure to explain the invisible sensors that are tracking you when you’re in public places. But there’s still no way to opt out-besides leaving.
Last week, the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs launched a comprehensive system of metropolitan signage designed to disclose what technology it is using to move beings in public rooms. The ratifies are meant to be a visual representation of the privacy plans the company is developing to go along with its data collected engineering. At first, the company plans to expose the signage at its Toronto office, where it is testing mockups and examples for its planned “smart” vicinity in the city, but it hopes other companies and cities will adopt the system as well.
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