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Canadian Skicross Racer Nik Zoricic Dead At 29; Twitter Reacts Canadian Skicross Racer Nik Zoricic Dead At 29; Twitter Reacts

Two freak accidents within two months of each other have claimed the lives of young Canadian athletes; first freestyle skier Sarah Burke, and now Skicross racer Nik Zoricic, who passed away on Saturday after a crash on the final jump …

Amendments to Canadian Copyright Law on Table Amendments to Canadian Copyright Law on Table

I have some potential bad news for our filesharing neighbors up North. New amendments to the Copyright Act of Canada could soon affect the future of online filesharing in that country and elsewhere. Today a special House of Commons committee …

Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans? Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans?

Google Inc. has until the 9th of April to give the Dekalb County Pension Fund investors company documents involving what authorities said was the illegal online marketing of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers by Canadian pharmacies. A Deleware judge entered …

Star Wars Exhibit Is Force Strong Star Wars Exhibit Is Force Strong

The Star Wars Identities exhibit, which opens in Montreal, Canada on April 19 and comes to Edmonton, Canada on October 27, will explore the theme of personal identity both in ourselves and in the characters that inhabit the Star Wars …

Anonymous Threatens Vic Toews Again Anonymous Threatens Vic Toews Again
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The war between Vic Toews and Anonymous over Bill C-30 isn’t over just yet, even if the bill was put on hold for the time being. Anonymous posted a new video today calling attention to a report from CBC News …

Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Delayed After Public Outcry Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Delayed After Public Outcry
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We reported a few weeks ago on Bill C-30, a Canadian bill introduced that would essentially allow the state to spy on Internet users. The EFF is reporting that the bill is now on pause after an enormous public outcry …

Canadian Mounties Use Twitter To Enforce Traffic Laws Canadian Mounties Use Twitter To Enforce Traffic Laws

Earlier this month, a story made the rounds about a tech-savvy community leader in Kenya who ingeniously utilized Twitter as a tool for fighting crime in his village. Turns out that wasn’t exactly an isolated incident of Twitter being used …

Anonymous Threatens Vic Toews Over C-30 Anonymous Threatens Vic Toews Over C-30
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Anonymous seems to pick a lot of targets these days that they feel are deserving of their unique brand of Internet vigilantism. Their latest target – Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. We reported last Tuesday that Toews introduced C-30 …

Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Is Just Like H.R. 1981 Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Is Just Like H.R. 1981
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Canadian Conservatives are trying to push through a new network monitoring bill and anybody who opposes such a blatant attack on privacy are said to be supporters of child pornography. The Globe and Mail reports that Public Safety Minister Vic …

Canadian Supreme Court Rules ISPs Not Broadcasters Canadian Supreme Court Rules ISPs Not Broadcasters

Is an ISP a broadcaster? The Canadian Supreme Court doesn’t seem to think so. Canada’s Supreme Court, in a ruling this morning, says that ISPs are not subject to the same rules that broadcasters are. Cultural groups argued that since …

Budweiser Super Bowl Ad Gives Me The Warm & Fuzzies Budweiser Super Bowl Ad Gives Me The Warm & Fuzzies
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My god, there are a lot of quality Super Bowl advertisements that have been leaked before Sunday’s big game. You’ve got the Soup Nazi Acura ad, Audi’s perfectly soundtracked vampire-killing ad, Matthew Broderick reliving one of my favorite movies ever, …

Canadians Send Lego Man To Space…Kind Of Canadians Send Lego Man To Space…Kind Of

Blame Canada, they say, well this time you certainly can. According to a source, a couple of canadian teens spent $400 on a science project to send their flag holding lego man far up into the air. Matthew Ho and …

Canadian Constable Uses Social Media Canadian Constable Uses Social Media

A Toronto police constable is using a popular social network to keep in touch with members in his community. Scott Mills is using the popular site Foursquare.com and he encourages other public servants to do the same. Scott feels social …

Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn
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Blocked websites. Infinite copyrights. Draconian entertainment industries. Judicial targeting of “pirate” sites. Users’ loss of Internet access. If you’ve followed the news of the metastatic Stop Online Piracy Act in the United States, you’re probably familiar with the above dystopian …

Are ISPs “Broadcasters”? Canada Will Find Out. Are ISPs “Broadcasters”? Canada Will Find Out.
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In Canada, the regulatory agency charged with overseeing broadcast distributors, Internet service providers,and telephone services is the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – the CRTC. You might think of them as the Canuck FCC. The CRTC has been seeking to …

Man Threatens Police On Facebook, Gets Arrested Man Threatens Police On Facebook, Gets Arrested

You should never threaten the police, even on Facebook. CTV in Canada is reporting that a man was threatening to shoot police officers and that he had posted the threat on Facebook. RCMP Const. Janice Schoepp says that a Facebook …

Twitter Wins: Canada Changes Election Day Gag Law Twitter Wins: Canada Changes Election Day Gag Law

It was November 4, 1980, Election Day in the United States. At 9:01 P.M. by the clock in the Oval Office, President Jimmy Carter called now President-elect Ronald Reagan and conceded the race to him graciously. His concession was announced …

Torrent Files Traced Back to Canadian Parliament Torrent Files Traced Back to Canadian Parliament

So, it’s simple to catch Internet pirates, eh? You just grab their IP address when they download stuff from Torrent sites, trace it back to the source and click the cuffs on those thieves. Except when the breadcrumb trail leads …

Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad
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This certainly isn’t going to sit well with the border hawks who want to fence off the borders of the United States: a man successfully crossed the Canadian/U.S. border without presenting his passport. It starts out sounding like a bad …

RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage
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Remember that 4 day outage that left BlackBerry owners all over the world without BlackBerry Messenger, email and in some cases, web browsing? Did you think that it was over when RIM apologized and threw free apps at the affected …

Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year
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After launching in Canada in September, Netflix has now announced that it has hit the million member mark in that country. Well, they’re just now announcing it anyway. It actually occurred in July, but still, that’s ten months. Netflix says …