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The Google city that has angered Toronto

The Google city that has angered Toronto

Technology
It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future - a smart city built from the internet up - offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology.That would include autonomous cars, innovative ways to collect rubbish and shared spaces for communities to come together in new ways.Sidewalk Labs, a sister company to Google, had acquired disused land in Toronto, Canada for this bold urban experiment, which it hoped would become a model for other cities around the world.The fact that it would be collecting a lot of data from sensors placed all around the harbourside development unsettled some.Now many are asking whether a private firm should take charge of urban improvement at all.Radical mixThe project w...
US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats' rejection of 'compromise'

US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats' rejection of 'compromise'

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposals to end the longest government shutdown in US history.He said his plans had been dismissed before he had even presented them.Mr Trump had offered "compromises" in exchange for funding for his security wall along the Mexican border, the issue that has caused the shutdown.But Democrats called the proposals "unacceptable", a "non-starter" and "hostage taking".There were two main offers in an address Mr Trump made on Saturday: Some 700,000 so-called Dreamers, who were young when they entered the US illegally with their parents, would be protected for another three years Some 300,000 people holding visas under Temporary Protectio...