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We can't get no satisfication: Computer systems, complexity and human nature | Jul 30 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | These two realities: humans are social and crave simplicity, should be key guideposts for any kind of computer system or process that hopes to attract the interest and adoption of its users.
What you said about free expression online | Jul 30 2014 | Meghan Sali | Read on to hear from Internet users what they think the top five most concerning issues with the TPP are.
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Sexism in tech: An overheard conversation about discrimination against women | Jul 25 2014 | Lyndsay Kirkham | When Lyndsay Kirkham overheard a conversation between two men in the tech industry discussing women's roles in the workplace, the blatant discrimination and sexism didn't seem all that surprising.
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Media Bootcamp hopes to equip people with skills to share their stories | Jul 25 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The weekend-long pre-People's Social Forum Media Bootcamp starts on July 26. It will provide free workshops and training in radio, live-streaming, interviewing, editing, social media and photography.
Has the CRTC really changed? Will they listen to Canadians or telecom conglomerates? | Jul 25 2014 | David Christopher, Josh Tabish | There have been some positive changes at the CRTC, thanks to hundreds of thousands speaking out
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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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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...
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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.

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