Category Archives: Human Rights and Freedoms

The coronavirus pandemic is the breakthrough Xi Jinping has been waiting for

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Pr Opinion https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-the-breakthrough-xi-jinping-has-been-waiting-for-and-hes-making-his-move/ … What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of … Continue reading

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Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

Zachary McCoy used an exercise-tracking app, RunKeeper, to record his rides.. image: Agnes Lopez / for NBC News Big data when used without limits or oversight often results in privacy breaches and wrongful assumptions. Police can now get personal details … Continue reading

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Does the B.C. gas pipeline need approval from hereditary chiefs? – Macleans.ca

Protesters at a rally in Vancouver in support of pipeline protesters in northwestern B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP) — This explains the two types of indigenous leadership, what role they each play and why they are often not in agreement. There is … Continue reading

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The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her extradition hearing

Demonstrators outside B.C. Supreme Court on Day 1 of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing Monday. Actor Julia Hackstaff, far right, says she was told she was appearing as an extra in a movie shoot. (Georgie Smyth/CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paid-protesters-meng-wanzhou-1.5434613

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Facebook considers changes to its political ad policy — Quartz

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MARKETPLACE Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

Marketplace host Charlsie Agro, left, and her identical twin sister, Carly, check out some DNA ancestry results. (CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna-ancestry-kits-twins-marketplace-1.4980976 — Commentary There is lots of people paying for these DNA ancestors kits or giving them as gifts but this proves … Continue reading

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Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say

Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-using-new-legislation-to-shut-down-class-action-suits/ Comments Very dangerous precedence. Instead of dealing with systemic issues in the justice system and elsewhere in government they have removed the ability to sue them … Continue reading

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