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Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Phone surveillance to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

The idea for some might feel like edging another notch further to an Orwellian future. The idea that the police and/or security agencies would monitor your smart phone to ensure compliance with certain state requirements such as in this case,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Anti phone-spam/scam regulation for Canada

It’s a worldwide problem that nets scammers untold wealth from unsuspecting and trusting phone users. Telephone scams, along with simple spam, have been increasing dramatically in the last couple of years, and now the Canadian government is ordering companies to» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Ontario classrooms: mobile phone ban now in effect

Announced by the Ontario government earlier this year,  students in the provinces classrooms will not be allowed to use their mobile phones in class. The exceptions are if they’re needed for part of a classroom lesson, or for special needs» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Ontario: No phones in classrooms

In an announcement Tuesday, Ontario’s Education Minister said mobile phones will not be allowed in school classrooms starting in September which is the beginning of the next school year. The reason is the claim that cell phones are a distraction» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Future not bright for cable/satellite TV, landline telephones

The traditional home telephone wired in to a network, and cable television, once almost standard fare in all homes, are facing a bleak future. A new survey of Canadians by the Angus Reid Institute  shows about a third of respondents have» 

Health, Society

Injuries from mobile-device overuse ‘debilitating’

Medical health professional are seeing an increasing number of injuries from overuse of mobile phones and other handheld devices and poor posture. Most common are injuries in the neck and thumbs. Studies have shown that looking down at a phone»