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Playing Secret Santa this year? Why not try Crypto Santa? | Dec 18 2014 | Bob Chandler | Here's a fun way to learn about how Internet anonymity tools like the Tor Project work!
Goliath vs. Goliath | Dec 17 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Leaked emails reveal that Sony, the MPAA, and other large studios are concocting a plan to censor the Internet.
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Why does Anonymous need to be anonymous? | Dec 16 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Late last week, Anonymous Maritimes, an apparent branch plant of the leader-less worldwide network of Internet "hacktivists" issued its latest YouTube manifesto.
Heading to D.C. to show decision-makers that Internet users gon' run this town. | Dec 11 2014 | Meghan Sali | Our own Meghan Sali is headed to Washington, D.C. to tell Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators what Internet users think about rules for sharing and collaborating online.
The CRTC, open access, and the future of high-speed Internet | Dec 3 2014 | Digital Freedom Update, Josh Tabish, Steve Anderson | At stake in a new CRTC consultation is whether Canadians will be able to access affordable, independent, and reliable Internet services that support their everyday well-being.
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UberX speeds taxi drivers toward precarious work | Nov 28 2014 | Ella Bedard | The ride-sharing app lowers consumers' costs, but makes it all but impossible for taxi drivers to make a living.
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We landed on a comet, so why can't we stop climate change? | Nov 27 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The difference between the incredible advances made in space exploration and our minuscule advances on tackling climate change boils down to nothing more than political will.
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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.

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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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