Technology

  • Net neutrality changes in U.S. could impact Canada

    The epic battle in the U.S. over who gets to shape the future of the internet got even more heated this week when President Barack Obama weighed in in favour of net neutrality, urging regulators to ban cable companies from creating a two-tier information superhighway that would allow some websites to buy their way into a fast lane. “We cannot […]

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    Astronomers unveil secrets of interstellar visitor

    Astronomers say they’ve learned more about the first known object to enter our solar system from deep space, including its size and colour. New data from the European Southern Observatory’s telescopes and others around the world have revealed that the asteroid — spotted last month, already speeding away from the sun —  is rocky, cigar-shaped and about 400 metres […]

  • Uber admits covering up 2016 hack that affected millions

    ​Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part […]

  • Federal government blocking social media users, deleting posts

    Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly 20,000 of the blocked accounts, CBC News has learned. Moreover, nearly 1,500 posts — a combination of official messages and comments from readers — have been deleted from various government social media accounts since January 2016. […]

  • Canada lags on patent applications by women

    Canada trails most other countries in the proportion of women inventors applying for patents, says a new study billed as the first to focus on the use of intellectual property by Canadian women. “The report finds that Canada has seen little change in the share of inventors who are women in the last 15 years, […]