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Over 42,000 Canadian voices against data caps are now on the public record at the CRTC | Sep 22 2016 | Katy Anderson | With support from over 42,000 Canadians, we've just delivered a 43-page submission against data caps to the CRTC.
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In praise of stickers and emojis | Sep 21 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | The ideograms of Chinese, Egyptian and Sumerian texts all demonstrate how powerful a picture-based language can be. Maybe all we've really done with emojis is come full circle.
CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further | Sep 21 2016 | Katy Anderson | Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some choices by the CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians.
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Publishing giants just hurt the right to link in a disappointing court ruling. Will the EU Commission follow suit? | Sep 14 2016 | David Christopher | The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don't host such content themselves.
Photo: flickr/Paul Hudson
Apple, the iPhone and the case of the missing headphone jack | Sep 14 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Was Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack arrogant, elitist and greedy? Maybe. Is it the first time it has done something like this? Definitely not.
OpenMedia is defending your free expression at the Supreme Court | Sep 13 2016 | Meghan Sali | OpenMedia will be intervening in a landmark case at the Supreme Court of Canada -- defending the free expression of Internet users across the globe.
Image: Flickr/Carolina Alves
Anonymity is a right that must be protected | Sep 9 2016 | Kyle Curlew | As the House moves to debate amendments and changes to Harper's notorious anti-terror Bill C-51, we must remain vigilant against its true purpose: social control.
Image: June Yarham/flickr
Steampunk celebrates the beauty and promise of early technology | Sep 7 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | The alternative world of steampunk is a world frozen in a parallel Victorian era of remarkable, imagined technology. The steampunk attitude towards its technology sheds light on present-day thinking.
The link tax law was leaked, and looks like it was written by someone who has never used the Internet | Sep 2 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | A new leak from the European Commission lays out the not-so-specific details of the link tax law and other copyright reforms. And guess what? They only serve media industry giants.
Why is the European Commission hiding the voices of thousands of Internet users? | Sep 2 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | The European Commission hasn't released the data that they say justifies the link tax. Where are your voices and their consultation response?
Quebec's Bill 74 puts us all on a slippery slope toward Internet censorship | Sep 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | Internet censorship. Website block lists. An extreme new law recently passed in Quebec means all of this could soon be the reality right here at home.
Bell promises to run fibre to Churchill, Manitoba -- for the small price of acquiring MTS | Sep 1 2016 | Meghan Sali | People in Northern communities deserve internet access like the rest of us, but that's not why Bell is campaigning for it.

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Libs selling out Canada: not conducting security reviews on foreign takeovers mark_alfred said... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-criticized-for-not...Quote:The Trudeau...
Spell Check in Babble Post (it is possible) mark_alfred said... Hello.  For anyone who sometimes makes typos and would like to be able to review a post...
Why is Rabble now sidelining Babblers in its comments section? mark_alfred said... It used to be that comments on articles in Rabble came exclusively from signed in Babblers. ...
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No audio on YouTube videos Tito Dutta said... Namaste, lagatta, Have you checked Antivirus and Firewall software to see if its blocking third-...
Spammy NDP e-mails theleftyinvestor said... Today, from Canada's NDP: NDP Boxing Day Sale: 75% off - apparently trying to be witty about the...

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