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Heartbleed: A heartbeat away from the death of security | Apr 16 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | A hapless programmer's little error has escalated to a cardiac arrest across the Web, has cost billions to fix and has potentially been used by a secretive and near-rogue government agency.
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The future will be messy and that's good for tech | Apr 9 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | The future will be more complicated than we've been led to believe. The years ahead will be much less like 2001 or Star Trek and more like the messy, multilayered world of Bladerunner.
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R.I.P. Windows XP 2001-2014. What can you do now? | Apr 5 2014 | Bob Chandler | On April 8 Microsoft ends support for Windows XP. It's time to move to GNU/Linux and software freedom!
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Is virtual reality the next big computing platform? | Apr 2 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Back in the early '90s I was entranced by the idea of virtual reality and cyberpunk. And now, virtual reality is the bomb all over again.
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Mesh networks: Routing around online censorship and control | Mar 26 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | With the World Wide Web increasingly constrained by anti-net neutrality, cyberspying and corporate ownership, it's refreshing to see another web rise up as an even more decentralized alternative.
The $5.27 billion Digital Endowment fund our government can invest in connecting Canadian communities | Mar 26 2014 | Josh Tabish | On April 2nd, our government will collect a Digital Endowment of $5.27 billion from the sale of our digital spectrum assets.
Photo: Pierre Lecourt/flickr
Here come the smartwatch wars | Mar 21 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | This week the battle of the smartwatches began in earnest. Google announced Google Wear and Motorola took the wraps off the Moto 360, a stylish round smartwatch that tastefully mixes tech and fashion.
Photo: Chris Devers/flickr
Throwing the switch on scary myths and starting a tech revolution | Mar 19 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | When the power is cut to ill-informed notions about technology, we can introduce deeper, nuanced and more open attitudes to deliberation about how technology should be used, rejected or embraced.
Wireless price hikes! OK who's running the show here: Big Telecom or the government? | Mar 18 2014 | Josh Tabish | So, James Moore promises greater choice and affordability, and then, weeks later, Canada's Big Telecom players turn around and stick it to Canadians with an unexpected price hike.
Adblock Plus | Mar 13 2014 | An add-on that can save your brain from seeing thousands of online ads
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How the mainstream steals our stuff | Mar 12 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | There is a sad history of media invented and grown by amateurs becoming the domain, at least in the public eye, of the mainstream.
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Mammograms save lives, despite what flawed research reports | Mar 11 2014 | Paula Gordon | Regular mammograms find cancers earlier and save lives. For many, this is conventional wisdom. Yet, despite being widely discredited, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study still haunts us.

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Spammy NDP e-mails | theleftyinvestor said... Today, from Canada's NDP: NDP Boxing Day Sale: 75% off - apparently trying to be witty about the...
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...
Post ordering | Caissa said... Turn your monitor upside down. in
Has Social Media Helped Democracy? | TMcDermott said... Social media has played a significant role in some major international uprisings such as Egypt. Of...
Rocket scientist made a mean beef stroganoff | Michelle said... Holy crap, what decade is this again?  What century? "She made a mean beef stroganoff,...
Happy Pi Day! | Michelle said... We had a fun Pi Day feast tonight with Maysie and her partner. :)  Leftovers galore, of course...
Ever wondered how stone is cut? | Michelle said... Splitting and cutting stone This is a really neat video.  A master stone cutter shows not only...
Winnipeg's Leftwing Blogosphere | genstrike said... First off, is it just me or are almost all of these blogs the official blog of some organization or...

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National Union raises concerns over internet surveillance
The National Union of Public and General Employees is calling on the Harper government to take immediate steps to protect Canadians' online privacy.

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