Category Archives: Computers and Internet

National Post buying sponsored ads on Facebook

The National Post in Canada is now paying Facebook to run sponsored ads like the following. Are they struggling to attract readers with their current content or is this a new trend? Is it related to the recent federal budget … Continue reading

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‘Hate speech at its worst’: Paramount Fine Foods owner awarded record damages in anti-Muslim cyber libel case – The Globe and Mail

Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, was targeted by two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra (Ron) Banerjee. TU THANH HA PUBLISHED MAY 13, 2019 UPDATED MAY 13, 2019 Simmary A self-styled anti-Muslim pundit has been … Continue reading

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Ticketmaster secret scalper program

Ticketmaster secret scalper program not illegal, Competition Bureau says. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/competition-bureau-ticketmaster-tradedesk-probe-1.5000677

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Facebook bans ‘dangerous individuals’ – BBC News

Milo Yiannopoulous, Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan have all been banned. Facebook is banning several prominent figures it regards as “dangerous individuals”. The social network accused Alex Jones, host of right-wing conspiracy website InfoWars, its UK editor Paul Joseph Watson … Continue reading

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Hollywood studio looks to sue thousands of Canadians in movie piracy lawsuits

Web piracy hunter Daniel Macek arrives at court on Wednesday. Photo: Ben Grubb A Hollywood studio wants to sue 55,000 Canadians for sharing movies online in a bid to win millions of dollars in legal settlements for copyright violations. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-monetizing-fear-and-uncertainty-lawyers-cry-foul-as-canadians-get/Continue reading

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B.C. man sues Twitter for alleged ‘defamatory’ tweets linked to U.S. election

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:00PM EDT CTV News https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/b-c-man-sues-twitter-for-alleged-defamatory-tweets-linked-to-u-s-election-1.4398081

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Facebook data leak: Province-by-province breakdown of affected Canadians | CTV News

FILE – In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) Facebook data leak: Province-by-province breakdown of affected Canadians … Continue reading

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