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Toronto Wants To Know How You’re Using Your Home, and They Aren’t Asking

Our analysis on Toronto’s unoccupied home data from the Canadian Census is used to help explain the pressure on home prices. The city is responding by potentially dropping a vacant home tax. Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson is all for a tax, but questions how exactly the city is going to figure that out which homes are vacant without a massive violation of privacy.

Read the whole article, Toronto Wants to Use Surveillance to Solve the Housing Crisis.