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Wind farms don't hurt people's health. But turns out some people find them annoying. | Nov 10 2014 | Keith Brooks | A new study released by Health Canada confirms that there are no health impacts associated with living near wind farms.
Global movement of Internet users create a crowdsourced agenda for free expression | Nov 5 2014 | Digital Freedom Update, Josh Tabish, Steve Anderson | Internet users around the world have come together to shape a new agenda for how we share and collaborate online.
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Missed call: The influence of cell phone culture on accuracy in political polls | Oct 27 2014 | Quintin Zachary Hewlett | Political polling by phone has become an unreliable predictor of the end results. Why? Cell phones. Youth, urban professionals under 40, and low-income voters are not captured by landline polling.
Wikipedia not welcoming environment for women | Oct 26 2014 | Redeye Collective | A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
After Snowden: Expressing love in a world without privacy | Oct 23 2014 | Jennifer Dales | What happens if you want to take your private life offline? You fear missing out. So why don't we all start populating sites that aren't controlled by marketers and spies.
Privacy concerns over Canadian universities outsourcing email services | Oct 12 2014 | Redeye Collective | Canadian universities are outsourcing their email storage and transmission to Microsoft and Google, leading to concerns that US intelligence services could gain access to private information.
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A remembrance of webs past | Oct 8 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | A lot of the recent talk about Ello, an upstart social media site, has been about how the nascent community reminds members of the early days of the Internet.
FireChat | Oct 6 2014 | This free app has been adopted by many protesters in Hong Kong
Outrageous roaming fees and remarkable concentration. Canada's mobile market has a long ways to go. | Oct 3 2014 | Josh Tabish | Roaming fees in Canada are out of control. On average, Canadians are paying way more to roam outside the country than their global counterparts, and it's our concentrated mobile market that’s to blame
Photo: flickr/Seth Anderson
CRTC vs. Netflix: Who will win this fight? | Oct 1 2014 | Michael Geist | Has the CRTC started a fight it can't win? Possibly. It looks like threats of new regulation won't scare Netflix into submission.
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Photographer decries doctored image of Gaza protest | Sep 30 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | What does it mean when a photograph is altered -- what if the changed image is widely shared? How can photojournalists protect their work?
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The MacPhail-safe guide to better smartphone photos | Sep 24 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In recent weeks, new smartphones from a variety of manufacturers have sported improved cameras. To make the most of them, here are five tips for taking better pictures with that phone in your hand.

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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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