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International, Internet, Science & Technology

Huawei ties to China’s government worry Canada

China’s tech giant, Huawei has invested millions in research in Canada and the government is increasingly concerned about its world dominance in next-generation 5G wireless technology and national security. Huawei is the biggest provider of cellular network equipment in the »

International, Society

Police must stop posing as journalists, says professor

Intelligence agents and police sometimes pose as journalists in order to trap or capture suspects but that practice puts journalists at risk, says Peter Klein, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder and »

International, Society

What intelligence is being shared, ask civil liberty groups

Civil liberty groups in Canada and around the world want to know about the deals that are made between intelligence agencies to share information. They want access to the agreements between agencies and to policies they have to protect privacy. »

International, Society

Be alert but do not fear terrorism, advises security expert

While terrorist attacks are becoming more frequent, the chances of being killed in one are much less than drowning in your own bathtub. So says Phil Gurski, a former analyst with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and now head »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Which are smarter- country birds or city birds?

A McGill researcher in Barbados on another project noticed that while in the city, certain birds had figured out some daring and innovative ways to get food. Intrigued, he wondered if birds of the same species but not living in »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Whales too have “culture”

People tend to adopt habits from those they associate with. This could be things like clothing, or speech patterns and dialects. A Canadian study of sperm whales has found out this “cultural” adaptation occurs with the whales as well. Also »

International, Society

U.S. data mining worries Canadian privacy advocates

Canada’s privacy watchdog is expressing “significant concerns” about a U.S. program to gather data from internet and global telephone use. Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada plans to find out how the personal information of Canadians may be affected. Prism »