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Canada Money Controversy Surrounds “Racist” Image
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The governor of the Bank of Canada has apologized for and Asian-looking woman who appeared on an early design for the new Canadian $100 banknote. In a statement to the press, Governor Mark Carney said, “I apologize to those who …

Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back
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The Internet has won the fight. SOPA and ACTA are both dead after having been eviscerated by the combined powers of the world coming together to fight for what they believe in – basic digital human rights. We can now …

Apple Sued Over Lost Time Capsule Backups Apple Sued Over Lost Time Capsule Backups

If you’ve used OS X since the launch of 10.5 Leopard in the fall of 2007, you’re probably familiar with Time Machine. One of the flagship features of Leopard, Time Machine allows users to create automatic, incremental backups of their …

Google Flight Search Comes To Canada Google Flight Search Comes To Canada

Update (06/06): It’s live now. I guess they just let the post go a day early. The post is also live now. Original Article (06/05): It looks like Google is launching Flight Search in Canada in both English and in …

Body Parts in Mail: Porn Actor Suspected of Murder, Dismemberment

Body parts in mail sounds disturbing on its own, but that’s just one chapter is this very bizarre, very gruesome story. Ottawa authorities are currently on the lookout for 29 year-old porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta (aka Eric Clinton Newman), …

$114,000 Debt Paid in Cash: Mystery Student Steps Forward
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A $114,000 debt paid in cash has left a lot of people stumped. Who would do such a thing? they wondered. More importantly, why would someone go through the hassle of paying off their student loan in cash? Was this …

Diamond-Swallower: Canadian Police Waiting For Him To Poop
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Canadian police have all the fun. In a news story that sounds like something from an ill-conceived Martin Lawrence movie, officials in Ontario are holding a man in custody who swallowed a $20,000 diamond and are now waiting for him …

.Pirate Now Available As A Domain Name .Pirate Now Available As A Domain Name
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ICANN might be the “official” administrator of top-level domain names. They give out all the .com, .net, .org and other well known domains to all the Web sites you know and love. There are alternatives, however, and one of the …

Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases

Anonymous has changed a lot in the past few years from ragtag group of hackers to a massive force to be reckoned with. One of its more prolific members, Christopher Doyon, is now on the run from U.S. law enforcement …

New Canadian $20 Is Causing Controversy

(image) So there is a bit of controvery brewing in our neighbor to the north. They decided to release redesigned bills, and the one that came out of the twenty has some people freaking out. The new $20 has a …

Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim
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Here’s another sticky legal question that wouldn’t have existed prior to 2004: a Canadian woman has been ordered by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to submit her personal photos from Facebook as evidence to be used in a damages …

Roku Finally Available In Canada Roku Finally Available In Canada
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Roku’s set-top media streaming boxes are finally available in Canada, the company announced in a blog post today. Canadians wanting to cut the cord – or just get Netflix on their TVs – can pre-order two Roku models today from …

Google Apps Now Being Used By Governments In Canada Google Apps Now Being Used By Governments In Canada

Canada is known for a lot of things – hockey, moose and the ever so delicious Poutine. One thing it was not known for, however, was using Google Apps in its cities to connect government workers. Edmonton, Alberta is changing …

Australian Baby Racks Up $1 Million Hospital Bill

John Kan and Rachel Evans from Sydney, Australia, thought they had prepared themselves well for a holiday to Vancouver; they bought extra travel insurance and covered Rachel’s pregnancy even though she was several weeks from being full-term. What they didn’t …

Canada Surpasses 10 Million Smartphone Users Canada Surpasses 10 Million Smartphone Users

According to a report by eMarketer, smartphone users in Canada will surpass 10 million in 2012, while the penetration rate will grow closer to 50%. eMarketer also predicts that Canada will rival the U.S. in smartphone users, in regards to …

Canadian Bill C-11 Committee Review Concluded Canadian Bill C-11 Committee Review Concluded

A special legislative committee of the Canadian Parliament concluded it’s clause-by-clase review of Bill C-11 Tuesday, and now the bill heads to the House of Commons for a third reading. In total, eight government-sponsored amendments were added to the bill. …

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

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
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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 …