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Natasha Tusikov

Natasha Tusikov

Assistant Professor, Criminology, Department of Social Science, York University, Canada

Natasha Tusikov is an assistant professor in criminology in the Department of Social Science at York University and a visiting fellow with the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Her research examines the intersection among law, technology, and regulation, with a particular focus on regulation by Internet intermediaries. Her book, Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet (University of California Press, 2016) examines Internet intermediaries’ growing role as regulators for states and non-state actors, especially in the enforcement of intellectual property rights. She is working on a project on knowledge governance funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Before obtaining her PhD, she was an intelligence analyst and researcher at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa.

Who's responsible for the smart city? Sidewalk Labs' proposal poses regulation challenges

Oct 09, 2019 11:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Sidewalk Labs nearly 1,500-page Master Innovation and Development Plan was released in June 2019. The document exhaustively detailed proposals for a smart city on Torontos eastern waterfront. Following nearly two years...

It's time for a new way to regulate social media platforms

Jan 20, 2019 09:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

When it came to our online lives, 2018 was revealing in its dysfunction. The just-expired years parade of scandals at Facebook alone was relentless Cambridge Analytica, its inflation of video-viewing stats that have...

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Economy

Amazon bringing its palm scanners to Whole Foods for cashless payment

Whole Foods is adapting Amazons palm scanners to introduce a new and innovative way of paying whenever shopping. The process makes paying less of a hassle, fast and easy. A new way of cashless payment As per CNN...

Kia to recall 147,000 Seltos and Soul SUVs over faulty oil rings

Kia will recall more than 147,000 vehicles due to faulty oil rings. The models affected are said to be its Soul and Seltos sports utility vehicles. Kias warning to drivers Fox Business reported that Kia warned...

Microsoft, Discord end $10 billion acquisition talks with no fruitful result

Microsoft will not be acquiring Discord anymore as they have already ended their talks without positive results. It was said that instant messaging and digital distribution platform turned down the Washington-based tech...

Pfizer reveals the existence of fake COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer discovered the existence of COVID-19 vaccines, and unfortunately, there are people who have received sham doses once. Apparently, criminals have already exploited the high demand for shots to fight coronavirus, and...

Politics

Barack, Michelle Obama comment on verdict of Derek Chauvin trial

The death of George Floyd sparked massive protests for the Black Lives Matter movement all over the country in May 2020. Following the verdict given to suspect Derek Chauvin, former president and first lady Barack and...

Donald Trump's administration gave $1.3 billion to company manufacturing COVID-19 syringes

Former President Donald Trumps administration was highly criticized for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic with reports surfacing of conflicts between experts and administration officials behind the scenes. A new...

Joe Biden says Derek Chauvin conviction 'can be a giant step forward' following verdict

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota resulted in a trial that ended this week. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris shared their thoughts on the...

Donald Trump's GOP is 'isolationist, protectionist, nativist,' says George W. Bush

Since the insurrection last January 6, there have been reports of thousands of Republicans deciding to leave the GOP. Former GOP President George W. Bush reflects on the kind of Republicans that are now staunch supporters...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

iPad Pro 2021 is powered by the M1 chip, not A14X

Apple was still able to surprise its fans when it announced that the iPad Pro refresh this year is actually using the M1 chip and not the A14X. Meanwhile, the tech giant also confirmed several upgrades that have been in...

iMac 2021 won’t arrive in stores until the second half of May

The all-new 24-inch iMac was undeniably one of the highlights of Apples recently concluded Spring Loaded event. While details about the highly anticipated all-in-one PC refresh are now out in the wild, Apple fans will...

Here are the biggest changes to expect on the iPad Pro 2021 series

In a few hours, Apple will host its first event of 2021 where the new iPad Pro series is expected to be unveiled. Thanks to the reliable leakers and industry sources, however, tech fans may have already known the biggest...

New AirPods 3 leak shows supposed live photo of anticipated wireless earbuds

The wait is almost over for Apples first launch event of 2021, and a new leak may have given fans a closer look at the redesigned AirPods 3. The third generation of wireless earbuds has been one of the anticipated products...

S. Korea promotes homegrown technology as global standard for EV wireless charging

South Korea will ramp up efforts to promote a homegrown charging technology that allows electric vehicles to be charged up to 80 percent of their capacity within an hour as an international standard. The country...
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