Canada Internet

Rogers Plans Cheaper Internet For Low-Income People

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Business

A Rogers Communications initiative will help “bridge Canada's digital divide” by providing residents of Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) wit...

Porn Is Too Serious For Kids of Any Age

Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick

Why is porn not being policed on the net? Regardless of your opinion on the existence of porn in the world at large, children of any age SHOULD NOT have access to it. This is serious stuff. It deserves our undivided attention. Especially because kids, by and large, learn much by modelling behaviour they see.

Grimes, Bieber And Frank Ocean Win The Internet

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Montreal electro-popster Grimes and breakout R&B star Frank Ocean were announced as 2013 Webby Award winners in New York earlier today. But the du...

Mommy Bloggers Are Working Women, Too

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

As part of her attempts to win the womens' vote for this election, Christy Clark and her various women and mom-focused ministers have been inviting moms and working women to small round table discussions to raise awareness about what the Liberal government can do to help mothers and working mothers in particular. The biggest issue that was brought up over and over was childcare. Due to love of career or by pure financial necessity, more women are working AND raising families and AFFORDABLE childcare has to be part of this juggling act. However what was emphasized also was FLEXIBLE childcare. Why? Because working mothers are not settling back into traditional 9-to-5 positions or even the few remaining shift work employment available out there. What are working mothers doing now? We are creating our OWN work.

The Next Big Thing in Funding Innovation

Steven Uster | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business
Steven Uster

While it took a few years after the financial crisis for financial services start-ups to get their business models refined to the point where they can come to market they are here now, and these alternative financial services technology companies are becoming viable and increasingly common sources of financing for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

New Media to Old Media: Adapt or Perish

Justin Beach | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Anything that there is a demand for on the Internet, will exist on the Internet. If the old news media is unprofitable and disappears, it will be replaced by something new and probably better. It is true that the Internet is changing the media, very rapidly but those who claim that it is "killing the media" or any part of it are generally those who haven't been able to adapt.

Watching the Watchdog: Will This Man Bring Quality to Online Journalism?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

He's young, lean, handsome, well over six feet tall, has dark, curly hair, a smile that makes women go weak at the knees, wants to build a better world and is the son of a famous Liberal Party leader. No, he's not the one you're thinking of. Instead of trying to become the next prime minister of Canada, this one's trying something even tougher.

Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a Private Diary

Hessie Jones | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

I get that kids need an outlet to vent. I get that kids need to be with others who understand what they're going through. But this world of social has created an environment that eventually strings them along a path to a point where the very information they created can be their greatest demise.

How Paying for Internet at Home Helps You Save Money

Paul Barter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Simply by reading this, there could be a cheque with your name on it in the amount of $8,870 or more -- this year, next year and every year thereafter. Where do these huge savings come from? From simple, common sense things like price matching online, buying online, digital coupons, or finding cheap or free ways to solve problems. The average Internet connected family frees up thousands of dollars without giving up anything at all.

Will This Bill Kill Online Spying?

Catherine Hart | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

The current terrain of Canadian spying legislation is complex. Bill C-30 is dead, and that is cause to celebrate. But it's also important to remain vigilant. Serious questions remain over bill C-55 and its so-called "emergency" situations, as well as how long authorities can continue to monitor communications after getting approval for intercept. At the same time, bill C-55 represents an opportunity to limit warrantless wiretaps to emergency situations only. Such a stipulation would prevent future attempts at mass surveillance along the lines of bill C-30.

Is the Harlem Shake Meme Cultural Appropriation?

Huda Hassan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Huda Hassan

The most recent online sensation created by dimwits with access to cameras is the Harlem Shake meme. However, the name of the meme has recently become a topic of discussion and controversy for some, particularly after a group of Harlemites responded to the new Harlem Shake meme in a video released last week. Arguably, the Harlem Shake meme is a form of cultural appropriation in that it is the popular use (and misuse) of a cultural artifact to black culture by a predominantly white crowd. Most importantly, this new Harlem Shake has already began to eradicate the original Harlem Shake from popular culture online.

Just Committed a Crime? Tweet About it and Give Cops a Break

Joshua Slayen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Joshua Slayen

Social Media has evolved into an invaluable tool for law enforcement professionals to track crime. Furthermore, nowadays, there is story after story being written about criminals that do stupid things online to get busted, and they have only themselves to blame.

Shadows of Liberty Peels Back The Corporate Layers of Mainstream Media

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

This isn't a newsflash when I publicly declare that we're constantly bombarded by the noise of politicos professing their strategic talking points, su...

Three Predictions About the Internet That (Kind of) Came to Pass

Neil Seeman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

In this era of Big Data, three visions of the future of the Internet have crystallized. Depending on which vision emerges as correct will impact knowledge-generation forever. There's the Zuckerberg Vision, the Tim Berners-Lee Vision and the Jimmy Wales Vision.

Why We Self-Censor When We Read Online

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Living
Adam Kingsmith

The Internet not only changes what media we view, but how we view it. In order to avoid being overwhelmed by informational anxiety as so much data prattles uncontrollably at us from our screens, we have subconsciously become our own content editors and censorship committees, determining for ourselves which sites are worth frequenting and which ones are not, what content is good and what content is bad.

Made In Vancouver Moj.io Gives Your Car More Mojo

John F. Gray | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Imagine not fumbling for your key fob to open car doors. With Vancouver-designed Moj.io, your car senses the proximity of your phone, and unlocks the car door for you. Don't fret about forgetting to turn off the house lights or locking the doors. Moj.io notices you've left the driveway and locks up the house for you. It also dims all the lights in your house, saving you money on energy costs.

The Internet Treaty Canada Won't Sign

Catherine Hart | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada
Catherine Hart

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) negotiations wrapped up last week, bringing a whirlwind week to a close. This shift towards explicitly recognizing the authority of the ITU over Internet content led Canada, among many nations, to refuse to sign the final draft of the treaty.

Are Parents Scared Their Punishments Will Go Viral?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

When it comes to discipline, many parents have taken a large step backwards, and technology is to blame. In this day and age of smart phone journalism, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook shares, parents have become wary and hesitant of punishing their children in case their actions at any moment are recorded and uploaded to a willing audience in a matter of seconds.

Now You Can Visit the Louvre and the MoMA in One Day

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada
Nikolas Badminton

The digital world is being used to bring amazing art to anyone that has a computer or mobile device. Google Art Project is a platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks. The platform now features more than 32,000 artworks from 46 museums. This is amazing when you consider that people can now access the world's most important visual cultural heritage from anywhere.

How Target Predicts Your Pregnancy

Jonathan Obar | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business
Jonathan Obar

With complex statistical techniques, and a quickly expanding universe of data drawn from an increasing number of our behaviours online and offline, a multitude of organizations and institutions are using predictive analytics to do that which has always fascinated and eluded the human race -- predict the future.

Canada's Digitization Strategy Needs Dose of Fair Dealing

Michael Geist | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

On Wednesday, a U.S. court ruled resoundingly for the universities, concluding that the practices fall squarely within U.S. fair use (good analysis from Grimmelman, Madison, Smith and Krews). The case is an important win for fair use and it points to a potential model for Canadian universities that have lagged behind in ensuring digital access to materials.

Savvy Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There may be a screen between your family and the online world, but that doesn't mean everyone is protected. When it comes to the web, there are online screen names, cell phone use and GPS to consider. Make sure the kids are safe and secure online with these Internet Safety Tips.

Don't Call it a Comeback: How Yahoo! Can Retake the Lead

Nathaniel Schachter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Business
Nathaniel Schachter

With the hiring of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Inc. indicated conspicuously, and intentionally, that it was back in the business of meaning business. But don't call it a comeback -- Yahoo's been here for years. If it really wants to tower over the competition once again, it'll have to come up with something unique to set itself apart. And in this day and age, that something is purpose.

Canadians World Leaders On Internet, But Infrastructure Sucks: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Business

When it comes to taking full advantage of the opportunities the Web opens up, Canadians are world leaders, but the country is hobbled by substandard i...

Where Canada Stands In High-Speed Internet Rankings

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

Virtually no one in South Korea is without access to broadband, according to new data from the OECD that also finds Canada moving up slightly among th...