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Dear Canada: Accessing Publicly Available Information on the Internet Is Not a Crime

<i>Update: Canadian authorities announced on May 7 that they dropped all charges against the teen they had previously accused of unauthorized use of a</i> …

Misguided Policy: CASL’s Private Right of Action for Competition Act Reviewable Conduct

This is a guest blog post by Donald Houston and Jonathan Bitran of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.**While much has been written about the impending CASL …

U.S. Federal Courts

"Imagine" rewritten by Donald Trump, from this month's MAD

The amazing illustrator Drew Friedman created this art based on the back cover of John Lennon's 1971 <i>Imagine</i> album for the latest issue of MAD. Parody …

The International Olympics Committee prohibits press from making GIFs

Listen up, you media rapscallions. The Olympics is about to start, and I must remind you there will be no GIF-making. None at all. Especially not if you agreed to the IOC’s access terms.<p>You want to turn a historical moment into a shareable, looping clip that brings joy to the world by celebrating …

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Basically Every Single Presidential Candidate Is Totally Clueless As To What's At Stake In The Apple / FBI Fight

I guess this isn't <i>that</i> surprising, but as the big legal fight heated up this week between Apple and the Justice Department over whether or not Apple …

UK Home Secretary Wants Everyone's Metadata; But If You Ask For Hers, Gov't Says You're Being Vexatious

Theresa May, the UK Home Secretary who seems like a comic book version of a government authoritarian, is leading the charge in the UK for its new …

Chris Hadfield meets Randall Munroe: ‘Are we alone in the universe?'

Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut and internet sensation<br>Randall Munroe, the US cartoonist and former Nasa physicist<p>The Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield spent five months in 2012 and 2013 twirling around the Earth in command of the International Space Station. Hadfield guesses he made several …

Own a Vizio Smart TV? It’s Watching You

TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do. But one of the most popular brands has a feature that it’s not advertising: …

Customers

Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks

Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity.<p>Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing …

Surveillance

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

News Corp

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

Battery Breakthrough Offers 30 Times More Power, Charges 1,000 Times Faster

Battery technology has improved over the past decade, but now scientists claim they have made a giant leap in power storage, giving lithium-ion …

Free Social Media Policy Tool for your business

Apr 10, 2013<p>Does your business have a Social Media Policy? If not, you may want to take a quick look at PolicyTool.net, created by rtraction and …

Massachusetts, national drone companies are struggling to gain public acceptance in face of controversy

WASHINGTON — The Danvers-based drone manufacturer CyPhy Works doesn’t build flying robots that rain Hellfire missiles on people or record license …

STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME -- Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer

Star Trek

It's not your job to collect or retain customer information for the cops

[6] When Telus subscribers send a text message, the transmission of that message takes place in the following sequence. It is first transmitted to …

Text message privacy just the start when cell patterns are like fingerprints

Jesse Brown weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision<p>The Supreme Court of Canada has figured out what any teenager could tell you: text messages are …

Supreme Court of Canada says that wiretap order is required to obtain text messages

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision this morning in the case of R. v. TELUS Communications Co., 2013 SCC 16.<p>The question the court had …