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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

McDonald’s adds Chicken Big Mac for the first time in UK menu

McDonalds is finally adding the popular Chicken Big Mac to its menu list in the United Kingdom. Although the sandwich is already being served in other countries such as the U.S. and Australia, this is the first time that...

Unilever axes 1,500 management jobs worldwide in a major organizational shake-up

Unilever announces major changes in its organization, and it includes cutting 1,500 management jobs worldwide. The consumer goods company headquartered in London said on Tuesday, Jan. 25, that there will be changes to its...

Coca-Cola partners with Molson Coors to turn lemonade into an alcoholic beverage

Coca-Cola just turned another one of its fruity beverages into an alcoholic drink option. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company entered into an agreement with Molson Coors, a drink and brewing company headquartered in Golden,...

LG Electronics introduces home appliances that can be regularly upgraded to feel like new

LG Electronics announced it will be launching a line of home appliances that can be upgraded regularly. With their ability to be constantly upgraded, the items will always feel like new. According to The Korea Times, LG...

Politics

Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to make sure son Donald Jr. went to prison instead of Ivanka

Former President Donald Trump is facing investigations from the Manhattan District Attorney and the New York Attorney General into his business practices. Trumps former fixer Michael Cohen revealed that the former...

Afghanistan: Taliban meet with Western officials in Oslo

The international community is increasingly reaching out to the Taliban in recent weeks as they seek to provide assistance to Afghanistan. Officials from western countries met with members of the insurgent group this week...

Supreme Court rejects Donald Trump's appeal to keep Jan. 6 documents sealed

Former President Donald Trump took his appeal to block the National Archives from releasing documents related to the Capitol insurrection to the Supreme Court. The court has echoed the ruling of the two lower federal...

Ivanka Trump accused of 'misleading financial statements' to federal government and Deutsche Bank

Donald Trumps daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump is now under even more legal scrutiny in the ongoing investigations into the Trump Organization. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed in a court filing...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop portable ‘electronic nose that checks meat freschness

The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology developed a portable electronic nose that can check in real-time whether meat has spoiled. The research team developed the electronic nose by creating two...

S. Korean scientists develop protein absorbent that collects rare earth elements from steel slag

A Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology research team has developed a protein absorbent that can collect rare earth elements from steel slag, an industrial by-product. The research team succeeded in selectively...

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Technology

Lenovo Halo leak reveals upcoming Legion phone’s design and specs

Lenovo is reportedly working on a new gaming-focused smartphone under the Legion brand. But the device could be released as part of an all-new series as it is reportedly called Lenovo Halo. The existence of the Lenovo...

‘Call of Duty’ games launching through 2023 will still be available on PlayStation

Activision reportedly has three Call of Duty games that will be released through 2023. While Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard, these titles are still expected to launch on the PlayStation...

EA confirms ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2’ development

It has been a while since EA and Lucasfilm announced a new game as a result of their partnership. But that changed this week as the companies confirmed the development of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 and two new Star...

Twitter is still developing its version of ‘close friends’ list

Twitter previously announced a feature that would allow users to post tweets that can only be viewed by select followers. While the social networking company did not provide an update about it for months, it appears that...

Samsung Galaxy S22 event could take place on February 9

The announcement of the Galaxy S22 series is close and more information is starting to leak. The latest detail to emerge online appears to reveal the potential invitation for the next Galaxy Unpacked event, suggesting it...
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