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2015 election needs to focus on our digital future | Sep 2 2015 | Digital Freedom Update, Laura Tribe | This election represents our best chance to shape Canada's digital future. It's our chance to safeguard our privacy, encourage affordable access to Internet services, and protect our free expression.
Photo: Susan Sermoneta/flickr
Are smartphones like children? | Sep 2 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Isn't it time that we come to understand smartphones and their use in social situations as a part of the social fabric, not a tear in it?
Frustration! Bev Sykes on Flickr
Beyond speed: Who is talking about access to e-government this election? | Sep 1 2015 | Suzanne Smythe | What we need in this election is for someone to articulate a vision of digital inclusion that goes beyond the digital management of populations and attends to the digital rights of all Canadians.
Fact-checking the Conservatives' rural broadband strategy | Aug 27 2015 | Nora Loreto | What is the context that surrounds the Conservatives' promise to dedicated $200M to expand broadband?
Image: David Pons/flickr
An eye for an I: Trying to understand selfies | Aug 26 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Selfies capture an odd behaviour -- having a camera in hand and using it as a mirror, not a window on the world. Treating it, as it were, as "an eye for an I."
Photo: Hye-Seung Jung in Berlin. Credit: Tsukasa Yajima
Calgary artist explores public space, cultural interactions | Aug 25 2015 | June Chua | Artist Hye-Seung Jung's work on the dynamics of culture and public space spans Canada, Europe and Asia, bringing together cultures, ideas and urban muckraking.
Photo: Dave Lawler/flickr
A miscreant's guide to horizontal video | Aug 19 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Horizontal frames can tell great stories. Despite dramatic shifts in technology from passion plays to True Detective, tales told in motion have stayed with the horizontal format.
Photo: Marilin Gonzalo/flickr
Nerds vs. normals: The two solitudes of tech | Aug 12 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Avid fans of technology have a term for folks who aren't so rabid about code and gadgets -- they call them "normals." Nerds see gadgets as an end in themselves. These are the two solitudes of tech.
Photo: Bruce Fingerhood/flickr
Bill C-51: Stephen Harper, Anonymous and the Joker's gambit | Aug 5 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | What can popular culture tell us about Bill C-51 and the world another Harper government would usher in? The number 1 lesson is that we can't give in to fear.
Should web content be censored without a judicial process? | Aug 3 2015 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | A new threat to the open Internet has arisen from an unusual source. Known as the "right to be forgotten," it could drastically change how people share, communicate and access information online.
If I email something that is partisan, am I a "third party advertiser"? | Aug 3 2015 | Find out using this plain language guide to the new election rules
Photo: Dirk Heine/flickr
The tale of the tape: Uber vs. the taxis | Jul 29 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Why is an Uber car like a Betamax tape? Answer: both are disruptive innovations. And both are being dealt with by incumbent industries in exactly the same way -- with mindless blunt force.

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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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Has Social Media Helped Democracy? TMcDermott said... Social media has played a significant role in some major international uprisings such as Egypt. Of...

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