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Manual which outlines tech tools for activists | Nov 23 2016 | Open source and free software to communicate securely online.
U.K. employment tribunal rules in favour of Uber drivers | Nov 22 2016 | Redeye Collective | A panel of judges in the U.K. say Uber has to pay its drivers a national living wage and give them holiday pay, in their ruling on a case brought by two Uber drivers in London.
Bill C-51: Canadians won't accept tinkering at the margins | Nov 17 2016 | Victoria Henry | Our own Victoria Henry argues that Canadians deserve better than Bill C-51 -- we deserve our privacy back.
Image: OpenMedia
Email your MEP: It's time to talk 'Save the Link' | Nov 16 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | The link is under attack. But right now it’s in the hands of elected representatives that have the chance to stop it and you can tell them directly why they need to Save the Link.
'Listen to Canadians, aim higher for Canada, and protect innovation for all' -- OpenMedia at today's #EndDataCaps CRTC hearings | Nov 4 2016 | Aleks Besan | Today, with support from 55,000 of you, OpenMedia testified at crucial CRTC hearings, and called on them to End Data Caps. Here's what happened!
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Tortoise meets hare in new product releases from Microsoft and Apple | Nov 2 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week both Microsoft and Apple released new input devices: a puck and a bar. We'll see if the tortoise beats the hare or the puck trumps the bar in the years ahead.
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Ursula Franklin (1921-2016): Imagining a world of technology where people and nature matter | Nov 1 2016 | Mel Watkins | Mel Watkins pays tribute to a mammoth figure in the study of technology, Urusula Franklin, who passed away earlier this year.
Photo: Lindsey Turner/flickr
Is the government about to make the Internet even more expensive for all Canadians? | Nov 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is considering adding a new ISP tax to the monthly bills of Canada's Internet subscribers, which will make Internet access even more expensive.
Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr
AT&T merger with Time Warner would pose major threat to privacy and net neutrality | Oct 27 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | If AT&T is allowed to buy Time Warner, it will form an enormous, "vertically integrated" company that controls a vast pool of content and how people access that content.
Image: elhombredenegro/flickr
Safeguarding our digital security with cardboard doors and paper locks | Oct 26 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | In a rush to create smart homes and make our devices talk to each other, we have allowed a threat into our houses through our cardboard doors and paper locks.
VMedia vs. Bell Media: What will it take to change the channel on Internet law and policy? | Oct 21 2016 | Cynthia Khoo | Learn more about the ongoing legal battles between Big Media giant Bell and VMedia, offering an innovative new online TV service. It's time for the law to catch up with the digital era.
'Storming the Digital Divide' illustrates how PovNet made the Internet accessible | Oct 20 2016 | Redeye Collective | PovNet was born out of a meeting of anti-poverty activists in 1997 who wanted to make the Internet accessible to all. A new comic book tells the story of this unique online resource.

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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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B.C.'s social welfare software system failing, says Auditor General
British Columbia's social welfare software system is failing to fulfill its intended role, the B.C. Auditor General said in a report.

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