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Facebook tries to hire from federal agency drafting regulations

Parliamentary committee to study relationship between government and Facebook Even as the federal Liberal government was discussing new regulations for controlling tech giants economic and cultural influence in Canada, one of them was trying to hire from the federal agency »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics

New broadcast law to deal with Netflix, Spotify, other streaming services

The broadcast media in Canada have long complained that online multi-national streaming services have been unfairly operating in Canada and harming them. Domestic media says they have to comply with regulations and costs that are not applied to the streaming »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian regulator greenlights Elon Musk’s satellite internet plan

Canada’s telecommunications regulator has approved an application by a company owned by U.S. tech billionaire Elon Musk to provide satellite internet service to Canadians living in rural and remote areas. Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) owned by Musk plans to »

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COVID-19 Canada holds its first ‘virtual’ parliament meeting

Due to concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus, all large gatherings of people across the country have been halted. This includes church gatherings, sports events, school classrooms, in fact gatherings of any kind and that includes to hundreds »

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More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon »

Internet, Science & 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 & 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 »