Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Updates on Net Neutrality in the US, Canada and the EU

In the US which will have some effects in Canada regardless. http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/10/technology/net-neutrality/index.html https://www.cnet.com/news/net-neutrality-is-now-really-officially-dead-open-internet-congress-now-what/ https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2018/06/10/california-moves-closer-its-own-sweeping-net-neutrality-rule/689368002/ In Canada Bell and other carriers have been aggressively lobbying government and regulators to allow them to have more control over the Internet. https://openmedia.org/en/net-neutrality-worth-upholding The EU … Continue reading

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Is Facebook and other apps using your “smartphone” Camera without you knowing?

April 30 2018 – Kevin Yaworski — Here is a concerning observation of the Facebook App’s behavior and some tips about Apps and Permissions. CBC Marketplace did this episode on how easy it is to create an app, get users … Continue reading

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Privacy and big data

April 11 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Public Advocate —– I often use incognito mode when web browsing or disable cookies to limit data collection; price increases when searching for flights or products etc… Even so I just noticed what … Continue reading

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** Important msg for all Facebook group or page admins and mods and warning to other FB users ***

Mar 30 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Proud Canadian and Global Citizen — Apps or websites you have used may have access to your profile and member lists for groups you admin or moderate and other info only available to … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley faces reckoning as backlash grows against Big Tech

From The Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/silicon-valley-faces-reckoning-as-backlash-grows-against-big-tech/article37595219/

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Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Nov 21 2017 Bloomberg and Reuters articles plus my comments If you have used Uber before this Oct 2016 breach you may want to try and confirm what data was exposed and take appropriate steps if needed. They are saying … Continue reading

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Coding for kids: another silly fad 

‚ÄčAug 15 2017 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/coding-for-kids-another-silly-fad/article35982667/  — Archive if needed Coding for kids: another silly fad MARGARET WENTE AUGUST 15, 2017AUGUST 15, 2017 Nothing is cuter than pictures of kids sitting at their computers, mastering skills their parents never dreamed of. And … Continue reading

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