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An elegy for computer languages past | May 4 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A new TV show about the early days of the personal computer revolution evokes memories of Commodore 64s and the last time amateurs could bend a modern graphic user interface computer to their will.
All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because it's 2016. | May 2 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | We can either continue letting our market be regulated by high-cost telecom, or we can take action to ensure that all Canadians can participate in the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
John Nichols on the perils and opportunities of the next technological revolution | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine. He's the author, with Robert McChesney, of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.
Robert McChesney on the fight against a jobless economy | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | Robert McChesney says a technological revolution in artificial intelligence is around the corner and we need to get ready to fight to expand democracy and ensure everyone benefits from the changes.
CauseSquare, more than a fundraising tool | May 1 2016 | Read Maher Arar`s letter about what his new tool means for us
What's yours is mine: Against the sharing economy | Apr 29 2016 | Redeye Collective | In his recent book, Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities.
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Interacting with our devices: Some output on input | Apr 27 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Who will win the digital revolution? | Apr 21 2016 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Robert McChesney and John Nichols based on their book "People Get Ready - The Fight Against the Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy."
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The tablet experiment: iPad Pro field report | Apr 20 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A few columns back I promised to report on my progress using a tablet as my main computer. I'm happy to say that so far it has been a successful experiment.
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The Panama Papers and the box of cookies: Tracking the technology behind the leak | Apr 13 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | One of the most fascinating aspects of the Panama Papers investigation is the technology involved, from electronic transfers and databases to encrypted communications.
Why OpenMedia is asking the federal Privacy Commissioner to investigate the use of Stingray cell phone surveillance | Apr 13 2016 | Laura Tribe | Our complaint has triggered a federal investigation into this secretive spying technology.
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The bots are coming | Apr 6 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?

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