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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» 


UPDATE: Calgary police arrest man for voyeurism in relation to ‘CanadaCreep’ Twitter account

Police in the Western Canadian city of Calgary in Alberta have arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with a Twitter account that shared hundreds of surreptitiously recorded images of women’s clothed breasts, buttocks and genital areas — including videos filmed up women’s» 


More debate about social media and terrorism

After the latest terrorist attacks in Great Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it (terrorism) needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies… provide.” Tech companies» 


Young Canadians spend 34 hours/week online: report

A new report suggests that 90 per cent of English-speaking adults in Canada use the internet for an average of 24.5 hours per week. A report by Media Technology Monitor suggests those between the ages of 18 and 34 spend the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study links internet addiction to mental health problems

A new study suggests that 42 per cent of 18 year old students are addicted to the internet and they have more mental health problems than those who are not. Researchers at McMaster University devised a new measure to determine» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

A call for faster, cheaper internet for all Canada

“Many Canadians may not know this, but they are paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for what’ s widely recognized as poor (internet) service,” says Josh Tabish, campaigns director with OpenMedia, a non-profit which fights to» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Internet: who’s watching what you do, where you are

A unique institution in Canada which investigates issues involving internet security has found some things of concern for users regarding major Chinese internet browsers. Jeffrey Knockel is a PhD student and Senior Researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University»