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Witnesses raise issues with Senate bill restricting youth online access to porn

Internet and Governance | 02/10/2022 2:03 pm EST

Internet and criminal justice experts sounded the alarm on a proposed Senate bill seeking to block pornographic websites in Canada if they do not comply with age verification...

72% of anglophone Canadians on social media: MTM

Media | 08/10/2018 12:36 pm EDT

According to a recent report from the CBC/Radio-Canada Media Technology Monitor (MTM) project, 72 per cent of English-speaking Canadians have used a social networking service in the past month, with just over half of those using more than three.   These findings are included in a report published on Wednesday, and it also found that anglophone social network users self-report that they use the internet 28.6 hours in a typical week, compared to the 25.6 hours of the average English speaking Canadian internet user. Users of Reddit Inc.’s platform reported spending significantly more time...

NDP calls on Apple to justify software slowdown to MPs

telecom | 01/12/2018 5:39 pm EST

The NDP says silicon valley giant Apple Inc. should speak to a...

Smartphone unlocking shouldn’t be limited to current customers: PIAC

Media | 12/07/2017 5:49 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is urging the CRTC to mandate service providers to unlock devices even if the customer doesn’t have an active account with the provider, in a Part 1...

‘Battle for the Net’ coming Wednesday

Media | 07/10/2017 2:23 pm EDT

Major internet-based companies and organizations are preparing to participate in a Wednesday campaign...

Trump raising concerns about Internet traffic passing U.S.: advocates

telecom | 01/30/2017 9:21 pm EST

In November 2016, a group of Internet experts met in Toronto to discuss how to address the issue of Canadian Internet traffic travelling to the United States, which some say raises data privacy...

CRTC chair OK with being ‘disruptive showman’

Media | 11/16/2016 11:21 pm EST

OTTAWA — With more than six months left in his term as CRTC chairman, Jean-Pierre Blais isn’t ready to start using the word “legacy” in relation to his term as head of the Canadian regulator, but in a speech to a communications conference Wednesday, he gave a glimpse into a self-awareness of his own CRTC epitaph. During a keynote at the Canadian branch of the International Institute of Communications’ (IIC) annual conference in Ottawa, Blais outlined what he called creative and innovative ways the CRTC has tried to reach out to Canadians on issues, including...

Cyberattack cripples sites of major Internet companies

telecom | 10/21/2016 8:03 pm EDT

A Friday morning denial of service (DDoS) attack has taken down or slowed the websites of some of the Internet’s biggest companies, according to reports. The attack targeted Internet...

Reddit reaction to differential pricing overwhelmingly critical

Media | 09/30/2016 8:07 pm EDT

Users of Reddit Inc.’s website have largely railed against differential pricing in a discussion initated by the CRTC, with an overwhelming number of comments on the social platform expressing...

69% of anglophones use social networks: MTM

Media | 09/28/2016 8:43 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s platform is by far the dominant social network among Canadian anglophones, with almost all — 92 per cent — of social networkers using the site, according to a new report...

CRTC taking to Reddit to ask about differential pricing

Media | 09/19/2016 8:22 pm EDT

The CRTC will host a public discussion on differential pricing practices for Internet data plans on Reddit Inc.’s website, the regulator said Monday. The commission said in a notice it...

Apple gathers support in FBI dispute

telecom | 03/04/2016 9:14 pm EST

Major tech companies have filed documents with the U.S. courts in support of Apple Inc.'s position against creating a workaround for investigators to access encrypted information on an iPhone connected with the Dec. 2 attack...