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$114,000 Debt Paid in Cash: Mystery Student Steps Forward $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 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 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 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 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 …