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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.
Women learn computer skills. Photo: Spark Creative Ltd/Flickr
Where is Canada's digital inclusion strategy? | Jul 28 2015 | Suzanne Smythe | Digital access is an ongoing effort that requires a comprehensive vision and an integration of the seven principles of access, oriented to the needs of lower-income Canadians.
Watch: How can Canadians restore their privacy rights? | Jul 23 2015 | OpenMedia.ca | OpenMedia.ca worked with 125,000 Canadians to shape a positive crowdsourced plan to repeal Bill C-51 and restore our privacy rights. Learn more at https://PrivacyPlan.ca
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Bananas and neural networks: Do androids dream of electric sheep? | Jul 22 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | In the past few months we've heard the term "machine learning" bandied about by Google execs, computer scientists and nerdish blowhards at pool parties. But what is it, exactly?
National digital community media organizers hope CRTC and communities will benefit | Jul 16 2015 | Cathy Edwards | The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) and Carleton University will host the first Canadian national digital community media conference September 10-12 in Ottawa.
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Robots at the summer movies | Jul 15 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | This summer at the movies, it's those in charge against those who need to be charged.
Circuits of struggle: Community media in Oaxaca | Jul 14 2015 | Victoria Fenner | An address about the power of grassroots communications from the Union of Democratic Communications Conference, May 1, 2015 in Toronto.
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We're living in the Golden Age of surveillance | Jul 9 2015 | Amy Goodman | The Internet has been a great leveller, but has also opened up to intense monitoring by corporations and government spies. Is democracy at risk?
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What's Warming the World | Jul 8 2015 | Here is what data from NASA's Goddard Institute says in an easy to use graphic
Crowd Tangle: See what is really working on Facebook | Jul 8 2015 | Great new tool to make your social media more effective
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Technology? We are still in the steam era | Jul 8 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | When I was 15 I couldn't imagine owning a computer. Teens today have no idea what's about to happen to them.
Cell phone bills, broken promises, and a legacy of government failure | Jul 2 2015 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | If you're a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don't need an official report to tell you that you're paying way over the odds.

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