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Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes

Memes have become a fixture of our online popular culture but now a study headed by a Concordia University professor wants to look at the impact of memes on Canadian politics and our political culture. Fenwick McKelvey is an associate» 

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms,» 

Marie-Claude holds a take-out dinner of poutine delivered to Terry and Marc by the mysterious Pierre Dutil, master of all RCI secrets.

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The LINK Online Aug, 9-10-11

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks to end WWII It was the first, and luckily so far, the only use of the terrible destructive power of atomic weapons. In» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

“Smart” district battle in Toronto shows no signs of lessening

The idea by a Google subsidiary is to create a unique “smart” district in the heart of Toronto. The totally wired and integrated area has constantly raised concerns about data gathering by a multi-national, surveillance, and privacy issues. The company» 

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc

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The LINK Online: April 12, 13, 14, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Research needed into ship noise effects on Narwhals in Nunavut With a mining company on Baffin Island, in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, requesting a permit for a significant» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Already high internet prices going up in Canada

Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for home internet and mobile phone data plans, and those prices are going up again soon. “Canadians…pay about two to three times as the market leaders in OECD for» 

Internet, Science and Technology

High-speed internet still not available to some Canadians

Many Canadians living in rural and remote regions do not have access to high-speed internet because the government has not paid for a plan to make that possible, says the auditor general. In his report, Michael Ferguson says this issue» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The right to be forgotten- restricting access to certain internet sites

Removing old or embarrassing or incorrect links about individuals It’s part of a privacy law in the European Union sometimes called the right to be forgotten, but it’s more the right to erasure (of access to specific content) and it» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Where are you and where have you been? Google knows!

Tracking function turned off? Maybe not quite. It seems that in this digital age of privacy concerns, even disabling certain tracking functions on your smartphone doesn’t entirely protect your information A recent Associated Press investigations shows Google services could still» 

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,»