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Ontario watchdog would be ‘very concerned’ about police using tools like Clearview AI

A report about police use of Clearview AI’s groundbreaking facial recognition tool has prompted concerns over whether Canadian law enforcement…

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Canada, allies prepared to ‘impose costs’ on cyberattackers, advisers tell Trudeau

The note, obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act, was included in materials to help prepare…

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Volkswagen pleads guilty to all Canadian charges in emissions-cheating scandal

Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to all of the Canadian charges it faced in the emissions-cheating scandal. Read More source

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How to turn your kids’ smartphone time into marketable skills for the future

“HR Mom” Melissa Griffin is encouraging parents to challenge their children to use their smartphones to create and contribute, rather…

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The best time to buy things in 2020: You love to shop, so why not get the best deal?

Not all shopping months are created equal. Read More source

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TekSavvy appeals to Canadians for support amid battle with phone, cable industry giants

The cabinet has set Feb. 14 as the deadline for receiving comments on the issue and TekSavvy says it will…

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Counter-speaking group trying to make social media a better place

I Am Here Canada hopes to encourage people who tend to avoid commenting because they don’t feel comfortable to add…

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Canadian military wants help taking out trash — in space

The Canadian military says current removal systems are ineffective and nobody has yet found a way to keep track of…

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Vermont man proposes bill to ban cellphones for anyone under 21

A pro-gun Democratic state senator proposed the cellphone ban to make a point about new firearm laws in Vermont. Read…

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Long wait times, incorrect answers hand CRA call centres a D grade: CFIB

The group says overall quality of service was lower and wait times were longer than in previous analysis of the…

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Can your boss read your emails? What to know about workplace privacy

While employees can expect a reasonable right to privacy on office devices, if you break company policies, your technology could…

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Selfies scratch social approval itch for narcissists: U of A psych prof’s study

“It does suggest some interesting avenues in which social media seems to provide some benefits and they’re not necessarily that…

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LifeLabs data breach prompts proposed class action lawsuit

In an unproven statement of claim, lawyers accuse LifeLabs of negligence, breach of contract and violating their customers’ confidence as…

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Internet-based 911 service could help narrow down caller location

Currently, 911 dispatchers ask callers where they are. Landlines are tied to a physical address, while for cellphones, a process…

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Facial recognition tools misidentify people of colour more often: U.S. study

Facial recognition technology has come under increased scrutiny in recent years amid fears that it may lack accuracy, lead to…

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Call blocking now in place to stop spoofed calls — but some say it’s only a partial solution

But the CRTC estimates 40 per cent of complaints about unwanted calls involve caller-ID spoofing Read More source

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Apparent child abuse live-streamed on Twitch gaming website prompts Calgary police investigation

At the beginning of the about 90-second clip, the woman is seen hitting and pushing a small child who interrupts…

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CATSA app helps holiday air travellers ‘Breeze Through Security’

Travellers can search items to see how they should be packed, make checklists and find out how long it will…

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