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Technology and the knowledge of dissatisfaction | Oct 19 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Sometimes it feels like our technical knowledge has smeared us, like a palette knife, across an unfortunate expanse of time.
The history of the Internet: Military anxiety and a hacker's ethic | Oct 16 2016 | Kyle Curlew | The Internet we know today is an unlikely combination of radical philosophy and military surveillance.
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Social media algorithms are shaping our daily lives -- and they're not neutral | Oct 6 2016 | Kyle Curlew | People need to know how social media platforms can evoke the power of code and algorithms to shape entire populations. It's a rough battle.
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Imagination takes flight in the worlds of Birdly and Topobox | Oct 5 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | At the Association of Science and Technology Centers conference, two products stuck out. One created virtual reality, the other augmented reality. Both were imagination prosthetics for adults.
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Despite flaws, the government's consultation finally gives us a real chance to repeal Bill C-51 | Oct 4 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | It's here. The Liberal government has finally launched its long-awaited public consultation on Bill C-51, and a broad range of privacy and national security issues.
Will the European Commission's copyright rules spell destruction for Wikimedia? | Oct 1 2016 | Meghan Sali | Without an exception for nonprofits, monitoring and filtering provisions in the EU Commission's new copyright law would bankrupt some of our favourite services -- like Wikipedia
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Right-wing newspaper owners want your taxes to subsidize their obsolete, mismanaged, biased publications | Sep 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Nobody had more warning of the extent and nature of the coming digital revolution than the Canadian newspaper industry, and they still blew their future to smithereens. Now they want your tax money.
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Social media is amazing at manufacturing our consent and it's not OK | Sep 28 2016 | Kyle Curlew | How have the world's social media platforms not only convinced us into giving away virtually every bit of information about us, but made us happy to do it?
Over 42,000 Canadian voices against data caps are now on the public record at the CRTC | Sep 22 2016 | Katy Anderson | With support from over 42,000 Canadians, we've just delivered a 43-page submission against data caps to the CRTC.
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In praise of stickers and emojis | Sep 21 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | The ideograms of Chinese, Egyptian and Sumerian texts all demonstrate how powerful a picture-based language can be. Maybe all we've really done with emojis is come full circle.
CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further | Sep 21 2016 | Katy Anderson | Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some choices by the CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians.
EU flag with copyright logo imposed
Publishing giants just hurt the right to link in a disappointing court ruling. Will the EU Commission follow suit? | Sep 14 2016 | David Christopher | The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don't host such content themselves.

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British Columbia's social welfare software system is failing to fulfill its intended role, the B.C. Auditor General said in a report.

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