Technology

on rabble.ca

Dr. Jennifer Gardy on women in science and sexism in the media | Jul 24 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Gardy talks about women in science, sexism in the media, public health and the future of science research.
Photo: albertmarini/flickr
Apple, IBM and Microsoft: What comes around | Jul 23 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Microsoft is suffering on the PC and hardware side, and Apple's in bed with arch-rival IBM. What's going on in this topsy-turvy world?
telephone poll
A classic example of Big Telecom screwing over the Canadian public | Jul 23 2014 | Josh Tabish | Big Telecom is mismanaging funds collected explicitly to deliver Internet services to rural and remote communities across Canada.
Surveillance, empire and the future | Jul 17 2014 | Aaron Leonard | Glenn Greenwald gives us the story of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in his new book 'No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.'
We crashed the FCC's website. So we took your voices straight to their offices in Washington, D.C. | Jul 16 2014 | Josh Tabish | Public outcry over Big Telecom's plan to force everyone into an Internet slow lane has crashed the FCC’s website. In response to the FCC's website fail, the OpenMedia team hand-delivered your voices.
The top five unexpected allies in the fight against the Internet Slow Lane | Jul 16 2014 | Josh Tabish | What do websites devoted to frat-boy humour, handmade and vintage clothes, and saving the environment all have in common? They're passionate about net neutrality.
Photo: Scott Maxworthy/flickr
Scaling the rich media mountain | Jul 16 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Organizations need to think through how their rich media production is scalable and sustainable. Either that or keep producing content as if the advances of the last 20 years never happened.
Photo: flickr/g4ll4is
Defending Canada's anti-spam law: Consumer protection and privacy law in disguise | Jul 15 2014 | Michael Geist | Some may still disagree with the policy rationale or the privacy balance struck by CASL. However, what should be obvious to all is that the law is about far more than just harmful spam.
Photo: flickr/freezelight
Defending Canada's anti-spam law: Why spam is still problem | Jul 14 2014 | Michael Geist | Michael Geist comes to the defence of Canada's new anti-spam legislation. He argues in part one of this feature that spam is still a problem, and the new law will help.
indie mobile providers > big telecom
Looking to lower your wireless bill? Steer clear of the Big Three, suggests new study | Jul 14 2014 | Josh Tabish | A new study published by the CRTC confirms that the Big Three -- Rogers, Telus, and Bell -- are offering Canadians less bang for their buck than new indie providers when it comes to mobile Internet.
Bringing +19,000 Voices to the Secretive TPP Negotiations | Jul 11 2014 | Reilly Yeo | For over two years now, we've been pushing back against the secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership, specifically the provisions around intellectual property, which would censor the Internet
Photo: Taryn/flickr
Will the Internet remain an open platform or become a commodity? | Jul 10 2014 | Amy Goodman | The freedom to communicate and to share has entered a new era, one in which some of the most ardent advocates for the free Internet have become targets, forced to live on the run or in exile.

on babble

Building radical media and activist communication infrastructures via the PSF | fluidity said... there is now also a fench tranlsation for those who want to repondez en francais: www.bit.ly/Tq3Zqx...
No audio on YouTube videos | Tito Dutta said... Namaste, lagatta, Have you checked Antivirus and Firewall software to see if its blocking third-...
Spammy NDP e-mails | theleftyinvestor said... Today, from Canada's NDP: NDP Boxing Day Sale: 75% off - apparently trying to be witty about the...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada | socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
Conservatives wants consumers to choose which TV channels to subscribe to. | Mórríghain said... At first blush I am pleased, our household has wanted this for years. I can live with the CBC...
Women in tech: Gender parity or forced quotas? | Kaitlin McNabb said... I think both blogs are constructed well and ultimately end on the point that women centred...
Post ordering | Caissa said... Turn your monitor upside down. in
Has Social Media Helped Democracy? | TMcDermott said... Social media has played a significant role in some major international uprisings such as Egypt. Of...
Rocket scientist made a mean beef stroganoff | Michelle said... Holy crap, what decade is this again?  What century? "She made a mean beef stroganoff,...
Happy Pi Day! | Michelle said... We had a fun Pi Day feast tonight with Maysie and her partner. :)  Leftovers galore, of course...

in cahoots

National Union of Public and General Employees
Supreme Court defends Internet privacy, forcing government to rethink Bills
In a unanimous decision the court has given a strong endorsement of Internet privacy, underscoring the importance of privacy for subscriber information, the right to anonymity and more.

on twitter