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Yahoo removes controversial Canada-specific clause from terms of use

May 2, 2018 - 6:16am

Yahoo's parent company has dropped a controversial new term of service that would have required its Canadian users to share data from their friends and contacts, including phone numbers, with the U.S.-based multinational group.

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Ottawa sees internet data cloud as alternative to its creaky computer systems

May 2, 2018 - 6:02am

The federal government is willing to accept the privacy and security risks of storing data in the internet cloud as an alternative to its own aging computers that are "at risk of breaking down," says an internal policy paper.

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Big telco's lower-cost, wireless data-only plans are 'embarrassing,' critics say

May 2, 2018 - 2:00am

Critics say proposed lower-cost, data-only wireless deals from Bell, Rogers and Telus are no deal at all. The offerings include half a gigabyte of data for $30 a month.

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Facebook unveils plans for new dating service

May 1, 2018 - 12:31pm

Facebook Inc. plans to add a dating service, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, marking the first time the world's largest social media network has actively tried to help people form romantic relationships.

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Canada's top science prize won by researcher who spies on shape-shifting proteins

May 1, 2018 - 10:29am

Lewis Kay, a Toronto researcher who developed a technique to watch microscopic proteins reposition themselves and change their shapes within cells, has won the $1 million Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize.

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Goats and beetles team up to tackle noxious weed in southern Alberta

May 1, 2018 - 8:38am

Insects and goats may seem like an odd pairing, but Ducks Unlimited is banking on the duo to tackle the spread of an invasive plant at a wetlands near High River, Alta.

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U.S. wants 1 million to share DNA, health habits for science

May 1, 2018 - 8:16am

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.

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Emergency alert test will ping your cellphone next week

May 1, 2018 - 6:27am

Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will sound off across the country next week to test Canada's new public emergency alert system.

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Cree, Inuit groups join others in call to eliminate lead from ammunition, fishing tackle

May 1, 2018 - 4:00am

A coalition of Cree and Inuit groups in Quebec — as well as scientists, health professionals and environmentalists from across North America — are calling on the federal government to eliminate the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle.

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Gaming meets medicine to become a Nova Scotia neurosurgeon's essential tool

May 1, 2018 - 2:00am

A neurosurgeon in Halifax says virtual reality is changing the way his department operates. Dr. David Clarke says it's only a matter of time before it's used in hospitals across the country.

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Sweden beats Canada in garbage performance | Reduce, Reuse, Rethink

April 30, 2018 - 8:07pm

Sweden beats Canada when it comes to garbage performance — that is, they do a better job of recycling their waste. As part of the Reduce, Reuse, Rethink series, CBC News puts the spotlight on Sweden, where so little garbage is ending up in landfills that they now import waste from other countries so it can be burned to generate heat and electricity. CBC News visited the Renova waste-to-power station in Gothenburg where each year the plant provides 30 per cent of district heating in the region's network, and 5 per cent of the electricity needs of Gothenburg's population. However, not everyone agrees that Sweden's incineration program is the best example of reusing and recycling.

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WhatsApp co-founder to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

April 30, 2018 - 4:19pm

The co-founder of WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc. with more than 1 billion daily users, said on Monday he was leaving the company, in a loss of one of the strongest advocates for privacy inside Facebook.

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Retailer stops selling unlicensed remedy made from rabid dog saliva after federal investigation

April 30, 2018 - 11:36am

The online retailer of an unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva has agreed to stop selling the product in Canada, according to the federal government.

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Why it took 4 days to release the names of the Toronto van attack victims

April 30, 2018 - 5:22am

Unlike the portrayal often seen in TV crime dramas, the process of officially confirming the identity of someone who has been killed often requires painstaking scientific investigation to prevent mistakes.

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5 ways to make everybody reduce their waste

April 30, 2018 - 2:00am

There are lots of ways to motivate everybody — including people who don’t care about the environment — to reduce their waste, says a report from the Ottawa-based Smart Prosperity Institute.

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Can't understand clickable online contracts? It's time to legislate them away: Don Pittis

April 30, 2018 - 2:00am

The Rogers contract reveals the absurd legal fiction that people actually read and understand lengthy online consent forms.

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Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can't promise a price, then change it

April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

A Toronto man is elated after a deputy judge ruled that a verbal contract he made with a Bell customer service agent — guaranteeing a monthly price for 24 months — trumps the contract Bell later emailed him, outlining prices could increase.

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Air Canada, WestJet betting on benefits of artificial intelligence

April 29, 2018 - 1:08pm

Canada's two largest airlines say artificial intelligence can be a game-changer for aviation by helping to boost revenues, pare costs and provide passengers with a more personalized travel experience.

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'The writing's on the wall': Streaming services like Netflix set to overtake cable TV

April 29, 2018 - 2:00am

Within two years, streaming services like Netflix will be more popular in Canada than cable TV, a new report suggests, as subscription services improve and attract more cord-cutters.

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