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Back in November, when the Minister of Canadian Heritage first slapped Bill C-10 on the desk of the House of Commons, the ostensible goal was to bring sweeping amendments to the Broadcasting Act which had not seen substantial changes since the early 90s. A lot has changed since the...

Selected, deleted, replaced with something else, then replaced again with the original selection. Carefully chosen to help punctuate text, emojis can play a critical part in your communication. Used to add tone and context to messages, emojis are a regular part of digital communicat...

On this COVID-19 'pandeversary', we reflect back one year since the pandemic was declared and the first lockdowns took place. The rollercoaster of a year spawned new conspiracies, protesters, ‘Karens’, and a great desire to someday travel somewhere…anywhere. It also changed the way...

Texting a friend, searching a recipe, or requesting a cab or ride share. Participating in today's world means risking our privacy or giving it up entirely. In previous blog posts, we talked about global mass surveillance and device tracking used by government and law enforcement age...

The truth is, it's hard to say whether your phone is being tracked, but probably yes.

In the early days of March 2020, Canada's Prime Minister admitted that he was not opposed to the idea of using smartphone data to track Canadians to ensure they were complying with public health...

Shopping for secure technology solutions can be confusing, and this confusion often arises out of the myriad of standards and approval bodies that companies advertise in their marketing materials. Making sense of who these organizations are and what they do can help to keep you info...

The European Union's top antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, filed charges against Amazon on November 10 accusing the tech giant of abusing its dominant position to gain an unfair advantage over competitors within its online marketplace. These charges come after a two-year inves...

Change your shirt, fix your hair, move the piles of laundry and dishes into the backyard. Just like many people scrambling to make themselves presentable for their next video-conference meeting, Zoom has also been scrambling to make good on their claims to offer end-to-end encryptio...

The term ‘done’ in the technology world means different things to different organizations. But having a clear definition of done may help your organization reduce its amount of technical debt.

Technical debt is incurred when a team overlooks certain aspects of code in order to hit...

With Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA and CIA documents in 2013, the existence of global mass surveillance programs was brought to the attention of the world. These documents showed that U.S. intelligence agencies led efforts to compromise telecommunications infrastructure around the w...