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Internet, Science and Technology

Consumers risk being sued for online criticism

A Canadian woman posted some negative comments on the internet about a restoration company in Ottawa and now the company is threatening to sue her for damage to its reputation. Under Canada’s criminal law, “a defamatory libel is matter published,» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Google searches may affect your reaction to a drug, suggests study

A new study suggests that people who do internet searches on the side-effects of a medication are more likely to report intolerance to the drug. Researchers say this suggests that searching the web could be the culprit for triggering these» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Researchers say Canadian technology used to censor internet internationally

It’s been alleged for years that Canadian technology is being used to filter internet access in certain countries. The Citizen Lab  at the University of Toronto, which first exposed the concern and has been tracking the issue since 2013. This week» 


Telecom complaints increase dramatically in Canada

Complaints about telephone, wireless, internet and TV services increased by 73 per cent between August 2017 and January 2018 compared to the same period the year before. These complaints were received by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services which» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Children’s photos online may be misused, warns author

It can be irresistible to post a cute video or photo of a child on social media, but experts warn that photos can go viral or be exploited by others and never be deleted. “You need to be aware that» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Farming video game, fun but with important life lessons

No explosions, car chases, space ships…but fun nonetheless, ( oh and educational) There’s food on the table, but where does it come from? The fact is that for many children today, the knowledge beyond the local grocery store of where» 

Internet, Science and Technology

High-speed internet funded for remote eastern towns

“Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury: it’s essential,” says a news release announcing the Canadian government’s investment of $27 million to bring the service to 70 remote and rural communities in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador.» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now» 


Danger, disadvantage for children in digital world: UNICEF

UNICEF says one in three internet users worldwide is a child and too little is done to protect them online or increase safe access.  A new report says that governments and the private sector have not kept up with the» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Beware Facebook “free” offers

Facebook is a worldwide phenomenon, and so apparently are the scams now associated with its website Those scam adverts often offer “free” flights, or free pizzas, or free gift cards from retail chains, or other free things. In spite of»