Tech Companies Want to Run Our Cities

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs won’t be the last corporate attempt to gain power over urban infrastructure

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Rio de Janeiro, a NASA-style control center aggregates data from hundreds of surveillance cameras and sensors built into the city since it partnered with IBM in 2010. In Phoenix, Arizona, Google spin-off Waymo is shuttling workers…