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Raffi: Internet 'Failing Our Children,' Government Regulation Needed

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Music

Raffi is the legendary children's singer of "Bananaphone," but right now his crusade is to keep kids safe from cellphones -- and iPads and computer th...

Can a Computer Replace the Real Thing?

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Raffi Cavoukian

If the internet and InfoTech have become the background of our thoughts, something fundamentally human may be shifting. Our relationship to Nature, our footing on Earth. Our essential experience of human reality. InfoTech pioneers, brilliant engineers and visionaries, have had diverse motivations in leading this digital revolution. Originally, InfoTech wasn't all about money, though money is very much at the centre of it now. Many were thrilled at the democratic possibilities of an electronically connected world; some were dazzled by the chance to alter reality. By a chance to play God.

Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before it Re-Forms Us

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Living
Raffi Cavoukian

The worldwide web of computer connection has a light side and a dark side. The "Lightweb" is known to all who use the Internet as a daily part of life. We easily connect to anyone around the world, not just via email, but through a variety of online platforms and texting applications even on the smallest personal computing devices. The "Darkweb" is there too. Imposters, predators and porn sites lurk in the shadows on the Information Superhighway and all too easily lure unsuspecting users. Can we regulate and inspire a digital code of conduct that rewards our highest inclinations and enables connecting for the greatest good?