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Facebook lied in Security Committee: Rodriguez

Media | 04/27/2022 4:28 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said the Government is not backing down from its legislative effort to get companies like Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook and Twitter Inc. to compensate news outlets for their content, in the wake of comments from a Facebook official to...

Facebook doesn’t rule out blocking news content if C-18 passes, docs reveal telecom opposition to online harms framework 

Media | 04/26/2022 5:43 pm EDT

Representatives of Twitter Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook have acknowledged that the companies have serious concerns about a pair of Government legislative efforts...

Facebook to lobby feds on digital services tax after election promises

Media | 11/21/2019 5:34 pm EST

Facebook Inc. has registered to lobby the federal government on “proposed...

Twitter lobbying on feds’ internet ad policy

Media | 11/18/2019 4:38 pm EST

Twitter Inc. has registered to lobby the federal government on its internet advertising policy, following the social media company’s ban on political ads on its platform globally. The registration, effective November 1, seeks...

Privacy commissioners call for updated privacy law

telecom | 11/11/2019 5:58 pm EST

In a joint resolution, passed in Prince Edward Island last month and announced in Gatineau last week, federal, provincial and territorial information and privacy commissioners are calling on their respective governments to...

Green Party platform: no anonymous social media, 5G rollout on hold

telecom | 09/16/2019 5:14 pm EDT

The Green Party election platform includes promises to ensure only...

Government seeking crowdsourced spectrum usage data

telecom | 08/29/2019 5:10 pm EDT

As major spectrum auctions considered important for 5G networks grow nearer, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) wants to know more about how spectrum is used in Canada, and is looking at Victoria, B.C.-based Tutela Technologies to gather crowd-sourced information for it. In an advance contract award notice posted to the government’s procurement website Thursday, ISED’s Communications Research Centre said it wants to “increase the size and scope of its [radio frequency] spectrum monitoring capabilities … via crowdsourcing smart phone applications by buying this data...

Alex Benay moves to the private sector

telecom | 08/08/2019 11:53 am EDT

Alex Benay, Canada’s chief information officer, is headed to the private sector after two and a half...

‘Deepfakes’ could trigger election security alert, gov’t officials say

Media | 07/09/2019 4:50 pm EDT

Artificial intelligence technology allowing videos to be seamlessly...

Twitter bans pre-election political advertising

Media | 06/26/2019 6:20 pm EDT

Ending several months of uncertainty and speculations, Twitter Inc. has declared that it will join Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine in not selling any political advertisements in Canada in the...

Cogeco calling for radio representation on tax credit panel

Media | 05/22/2019 5:25 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is lobbying the government to help Canadian radio news...

Twitter registers social media education on lobby files

Media | 04/15/2019 4:05 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has added a timely subject matter to its lobby files: educating federal officials on social media use during elections. The social media company updated its files last week to include...

Few internet giants weighed in to BTLR, submission list shows

telecom | 03/08/2019 4:13 pm EST

The panel in charge of reviewing the broadcasting and telecom acts received...

Ottawa taps team to warn of foreign digital interference in elections

Media | 01/30/2019 3:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has set up a new alert protocol and...

ITAC pitching new ‘matchmaking’ innovation hub to gov’t

telecom | 01/09/2019 6:15 pm EST

Andre Leduc recalls introducing Microsoft Inc. Canada president Kevin...

MPs onside with alcohol ad standards

telecom | 12/13/2018 11:57 am EST

An industry group has created a code of conduct governing the content and application of beer advertising, which will affect how beer is advertised on TV, radio and online. Beer Canada created the “Responsible Advertising and Marketing Code,” updated in late...

Election 2019 still ripe for opinion-shaping, CSE says

Media | 12/06/2018 3:46 pm EST

OTTAWA — Efforts to stanch online misinformation campaigns will not eliminate the very real situation that may see Canadians fall victim to attempts to influence their political opinions, the...

Steve Ladurantaye leaving CBC for Scottish broadcaster STV

Media | 10/15/2018 12:52 pm EDT

Steve Ladurantaye is leaving CBC/Radio-Canada after two and a half years at...

Social media threats challenge gov’t, platforms ahead of election

Media | 08/30/2018 3:12 pm EDT

In the three years since the last Canadian federal election, emerging...

NDP to lobby government on foreign digital sales, ad taxes

Media | 08/29/2018 6:10 pm EDT

The federal NDP said it will enter the new parliamentary session with a focus on pressuring the government to right wrongs they say have been committed by allowing foreign internet companies to skirt...

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...

TV dominates OTT in viewership: industry group

Media | 07/25/2018 5:12 pm EDT

Despite the impact over-the-top (OTT) streaming services have had on the television market for sometime in Canada, a new report by Think TV suggests that linear is still dominating those services. The report said that,...

Twitter lobbying on online ads in wake of proposed elections bill

Media | 07/09/2018 1:17 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. wants to make sure the government understands how online...

Corus outlines strategic roadmap, CEO ‘optimistic’ about future

Media | 06/27/2018 4:10 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. executives delivered a mapped-out vision for the...

Petition calls for empowered agency to compel deletion of false ads

telecom | 06/20/2018 6:10 pm EDT

Thousands of Canadians have signed  separate petitions created by Democracy Watch, with one calling for a strengthening of the elections law body that could compel media sites to remove false ads....

Corus set to launch short-form content series on Twitter

Media | 06/01/2018 4:59 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. is partnering with Twitter Inc. to bring...

MPs unsatisfied with Facebook testimony, mull further regulations

Media | 04/19/2018 4:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Testimony from Facebook Inc. representatives at the House ethics...

OPC investigating Facebook as gov’t responds to privacy concerns

Media | 03/21/2018 6:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Revelations over the weekend that Facebook Inc. data was used...

Treat Facebook as broadcaster in 2019 election: professor

Media | 03/14/2018 5:35 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Treating social media companies, such as Facebook Inc., as...

SCC text message ruling clarifies privacy in digital communications

telecom | 12/08/2017 10:32 am EST

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada said Friday that a sender of a text message can expect that communication to be private, even when it’s on the recipient's device,...

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...

Rory Capern hired at Pelmorex

Media | 10/25/2017 4:39 pm EDT

In a press release on Wednesday, Pelmorex Corp. announced that Rory Capern will join the company as...

Facebook use well ahead of other social networks: MTM

Media | 09/20/2017 4:18 pm EDT

Despite the abundance of social media platforms in existence, Facebook Inc.’s popularity among...

Rory Capern leaves Twitter Canada

Media | 08/23/2017 2:24 pm EDT

The managing director of Twitter Inc.’s Canada division has stepped down, a Twitter Canada spokesman...

SS7 protocol concerns intensifying: security expert

telecom | 08/08/2017 5:58 pm EDT

Despite recent calls to limit encryption by some government officials and intelligence heads worldwide, the use of end-to-end encryption may help alleviate security concerns related to a decades-old mobile network infrastructure known as Signalling System 7 (SS7), which in...

Canadian reps at tech companies’ anti-terror initiative

Media | 08/01/2017 5:17 pm EDT

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, launched in June by Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube, held its first meeting in San Francisco,...

Transparency reporting in Canada: still opaque?

telecom | 07/31/2017 4:15 pm EDT

Without an Edward Snowden-like scandal, exposing inappropriate government access of citizens’ personal...

G20 heads call for lawful access cooperation in anti-terror statement

telecom | 07/12/2017 5:19 pm EDT

A joint statement from G20 leaders stemming from their two-day meeting last...

Growth of Canadians on social networks slowing: report

Media | 07/12/2017 5:02 pm EDT

Canada’s social network usage is projected to grow steadily over the next four years but growth will slow compared to previous years, according to a report by research company eMarketer Inc. The...

Civil society groups take aim at Five Eyes on encryption

Media | 06/30/2017 3:51 pm EDT

More than six dozen civil society organizations and individuals have come out to reiterate support for stronger data encryption in a letter addressed to a quintet of the world’s intelligence...

Five Eyes watching online terror content

Media | 06/28/2017 1:26 pm EDT

Representatives from the Five Eyes intelligence alliance have issued a statement lauding the creation of a coalition by some of the world’s biggest tech companies aimed at tackling terrorist content online. On...

Tech giants coordinating to tackle terror content

Media | 06/27/2017 6:05 pm EDT

Some of the world’s largest technology and social media companies are forming a coalition to counter terrorism. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is being formed with the help of Facebook Inc., Microsoft...

U.S. NAFTA consult targets CanCon, copyright, data rules

Media | 06/27/2017 4:11 pm EDT

American companies and organizations took aim at Canadian cultural...

Privacy improvements in Bill C-59, but some concerns remain: experts

telecom | 06/22/2017 5:16 pm EDT

In their initial impressions of the government’s biggest attempt to reform national security legislation in decades, privacy experts said they have some worries about the...

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: study

Media | 06/12/2017 3:04 pm EDT

Canadians rely heaviest on CBC/Radio-Canada and the CRTC to protect...

Facebook partners with MLB for U.S. live streams

Media | 05/19/2017 5:33 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will live stream 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) games this season on its social media...

Twitter to host 24/7 Bloomberg stream

Media | 05/01/2017 9:20 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. and Bloomberg LP have come to an agreement that will see the financial news outlet provide round-the-clock streaming content for the social media platform as part of 12 streaming deals...

Digital platforms open to cultural diversity message: Joly

Media | 04/28/2017 8:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said she found a receptive audience for her message of cultural diversity on digital platforms among the executives of the digital media giants she...

Twitter releases 10th transparency report

Media | 03/24/2017 4:40 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. had to respond to 51 requests for Canadian user's information and 11 requests for account removal in the latter half of 2016, according to the social media company’s latest transparency report. Out of the 51 government and “non-government legal” information requests, affecting 52 accounts, Twitter produced information 80 per cent of the time, the report, released Tuesday, said. Twenty-nine accounts were specified in the 11 removal requests the company said it received, and 14 accounts were removed for violating Twitter’s terms of service....

TV subscriber losses steady, wireless adds at record high in 2016

telecom | 03/16/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Following a year in which cord-cutting increased sharply, the trend seems to have levelled out somewhat in 2016, with Canada’s publicly traded telecoms losing 220,990 TV subscribers, compared to...

Lacrosse games to stream on Twitter

Media | 03/15/2017 7:51 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. and the National Lacrosse League (NLL) have teamed up to live-stream games in the U.S. and Canada, the men’s indoor professional league announced Wednesday. In a press release, the league said its...

Facebook says its data can’t be used for surveillance

Media | 03/14/2017 6:26 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. has updated its policies to state that developers cannot use data obtained from its social media networks “to provide tools that are used for surveillance.” While...

Facebook, Google not ‘arbiters of truth,’ committee hears

Media | 02/15/2017 12:24 am EST

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada told members of Parliament Tuesday they don’t see themselves as “arbiters of truth” in...

U.S. tech companies oppose Trump travel ban

Media | 02/06/2017 6:09 pm EST

Almost 100 tech companies in the United States have filed a brief in a court case against U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking entry of citizens from seven countries and all refugees into the United States....

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...

Canadian tech, telecom community offers support in wake of U.S. travel ban

Media | 01/30/2017 4:08 pm EST

More than 1,700 people representing a variety of tech and telecom companies have signed on to an open letter opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend executive order blocking entry of...

TVO program to stream on Periscope in Canadian first

Media | 01/16/2017 5:40 pm EST

Starting Monday, Twitter Inc.’s live-streaming app will host a nightly showing of a Canadian media program for the first time. The Agenda with Steve Paikin, a current affairs program produced by the publicly funded...

Social media networks team up to flag terrorism-related content

Media | 12/06/2016 9:53 pm EST

Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube will begin sharing information to help curb the spread of terrorism-related content. “Starting today, we commit to the creation of a shared industry database of ‘hashes’ — unique digital ‘fingerprints’ — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images that we have removed from our services,” the release, posted on Facebook’s website Monday, said. The companies “will begin sharing hashes of the most...

Internet companies reach out to new U.S. leadership

Media | 11/14/2016 10:37 pm EST

An organization representing four-dozen major online-based companies has reached out to president-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on his victory while proposing digital policy planks for his administration to consider....

Twitter cutting 9% of workforce, drops Vine app

Media | 10/27/2016 5:21 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. announced that it is cutting nine per cent of its workforce globally in a restructuring that it estimates will make it profitable next year.  The social media company announced the reduction, estimated at...

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...

Buzzfeed and Twitter team up for election coverage

Media | 10/14/2016 8:33 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. will partner with Buzzfeed Inc. to provide live coverage of the United States presidential election next month. The Nov. 8 election night special will be streamed exclusively on Twitter, the companies...

Telus takes heat for backing carbon plan

telecom | 10/05/2016 8:52 pm EDT

Telus Corp. issued an apology Wednesday after a Tuesday night social media post linking the company to support for the federal government’s recently announced carbon-pricing plan generated backlash online. “Our carbon pricing tweet late yesterday was not meant to be partisan or political, but we know it appeared that way, and we’re sorry,” the company posted to its Twitter Inc. account shortly after noon. More than three hours later, Telus was still responding and just before 4 p.m. tweeted: “We take your...

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...

Innovation, cybersecurity, CanCon on agenda as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/19/2016 2:54 pm EDT

After 13 weeks off from the Parliament Hill routine, MPs returned en masse to Ottawa Monday for the start of the House of Commons’ fall session, where the stage is set for forward...

Rogers logging in to Twitter for customer care

telecom | 09/15/2016 6:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is taking to Twitter Inc.’s social media service to allow its customers to connect with its support representatives.  The partnership, announced in a Thursday press...

Twitter launches device apps for TV live-streaming

Media | 09/14/2016 8:13 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has launched apps that allow viewers to access its live-streaming video through Apple Inc.’s Apple TV, Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire TV and Microsoft Corp.’s XBox One. The Xbox and Apple TV apps...

Telecoms need to be ‘proactive’ with video development: report

Media | 08/30/2016 4:39 pm EDT

Telecom service providers should look towards improving video quality across their networks if they want to increase customer loyalty, according to a new joint report from Huawei Technologies Co....

Jennifer Hollett joins Twitter Canada

Media | 08/22/2016 4:07 pm EDT

Twitter Inc.’s Canadian division announced Monday it had hired Jennifer Hollett as the company’s new head of news and government. Hollett, who began her new role Monday, stepped into the...

TV still golden in multi-platform Olympic coverage: experts

Media | 08/15/2016 9:27 pm EDT

While digital and mobile options for watching the Summer Olympics are gaining in popularity and engagement, television continues to own the podium for the Canadian outlet broadcasting the two-week...

Kirstine Stewart leaves Twitter

Media | 07/25/2016 7:30 pm EDT

Twitter Inc.’s vice-president of media in North America is leaving the company.  Kirstine Stewart confirmed her departure in a blog post Friday. She didn’t specify where she will move next, writing that “though I’m right in the middle of some great conversations about some very exciting opportunities, I’m not...

Live-stream of Wimbledon available on Twitter

Media | 07/07/2016 7:32 pm EDT

ESPN is streaming live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Twitter Inc.’s social media service. The website states the live feed is brought to viewers by Wimbeldon and ESPN. It appears to have been made available without an official press release or announcement. Earlier this year, the National Football League (NFL) and Twitter announced a deal to stream NFL games on the social media platform....

Steve Ladurantaye moving from Twitter to CBC

Media | 04/15/2016 6:32 pm EDT

Steve Ladurantaye, head of news and government partnerships at Twitter Inc.’s Canadian division, will be the new managing editor of digital news at CBC/Radio-Canada. The move is effective May 9, Ladurantaye said in a...

NFL to stream on Twitter, Canadian OTT rights still up for grabs

Media | 04/05/2016 9:22 pm EDT

The National Football League (NFL) announced Tuesday a new deal with Twitter Inc. to stream NFL games on the social media platform, and though Canadians won’t have access,...

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...

CRTC won’t change course despite appeals, criticism: Blais

Media | 02/17/2016 11:05 pm EST

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said Wednesday the CRTC will stick to the course of action it has set despite disapproval by those who feel the CRTC’s direction “upsets their entitlements...

Netflix’s share of peak traffic hits 37% in North America: Sandvine

Media | 12/07/2015 4:50 pm EST

Audio and video traffic — or real-time entertainment — now accounts for more than 70 per cent of download traffic on fixed Internet networks during peak periods in North America, with Netflix Inc.'s share now 37.1 per cent, an increase from 36.5 per cent a year earlier, according to a report released Monday from Sandvine Inc. Sandvine said in the report that other real-time entertainment sites also showed gains in their download traffic, including Google Inc.’s YouTube accounting for 17.85 per cent, Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Video making up for 3.11 per cent and Hulu representing 2.58 per cent. According to the report, real-time entertainment traffic during peak...

Pros and cons of Periscope as journalism tool

Media | 07/08/2015 8:11 pm EDT

The use of live-streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat has helped journalists provide unfiltered, live as-it-happens moments for viewers, according to some proponents, though others claim such technology compromises the...

Twitter releases latest transparency report

Media | 02/09/2015 9:27 pm EST

The Canadian government asked Twitter Inc. for users’ personal information 32 times in the last six months of 2014, the social network said on Monday in its latest transparency report. The requests covered 37 different...

Twitter, Google reach deal to make tweets more searchable

Media | 02/05/2015 4:21 pm EST

Twitter Inc. and Google Inc. have reached a deal that will make posts on Twitter’s social media accounts easier to find through the Google search engine, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Quoting...

French bank creates payment system with Twitter

Media | 10/14/2014 8:58 pm EDT

French bank Groupe BPCE announced Tuesday what it called a "world first in the payment-media field" in allowing payments to be made via Twitter. It said in a press release it has created, in partnership with its...

Twitter files suit to disclose government info requests

Media | 10/07/2014 6:50 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court to reveal more about the information requests it receives from the United States' government. The company said in a press...

Twitter experimenting with instant-purchase tweets

Media | 09/08/2014 4:30 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. said Monday it is testing a program that allows users on its social network to make purchases with the push of a new button that will be included in tweets. The company said in a blog post that a "small...

Social TV growing, still lacks audience, monetization: experts

Media | 06/24/2014 8:56 pm EDT

While singing competition reality shows have been a mainstay on network television for the past decade, their newest iteration could offer an indication of the direction in which social-TV strategies...

Twitter acquires online video platform

Media | 06/20/2014 5:38 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has acquired the online video platform SnappyTV, which allows “live clipping, editing and distribution,” Twitter said in a blog post Thursday. “As we continue to invest in video, it’s...

Slow growth cited in Twitter exec’s resignation

Media | 06/12/2014 5:01 pm EDT

Twitter Inc.'s chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, has resigned his position, a move that has been linked with slower-than-expected growth the company has seen lately. Rowghani posted on Twitter Thursday morning: "Goodbye Twitter. It's been an amazing ride, and I will cherish the memories." A story published a day earlier on Re/code reported that Twitter was considering an executive shakeup involving Rowghani, given its slow growth, a lack of new product development and the optics created by the sale of 300,000 Twitter shares by Rowghani last month. Citing corporate filings from Twitter, Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Rowghani had resigned his position but would remain a strategic adviser to CEO Dick Costolo, and that the chief operating officer's position...

Social TV activity on Facebook, Twitter up 12%: Seevibes

Media | 06/11/2014 7:19 pm EDT

The number of “interactions” about television on social networks operated by Facebook Inc. or Twitter Inc. increased 12 per cent in the past year, according to a report from social TV...

Twitter enters $230M mobile advertising deal

Media | 05/27/2014 6:25 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has entered into a two-year, $230 million mobile advertising deal with holding company Omnicom Media Group, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The deal will integrate Twitter’s mobile advertising...

Twitter loses $132M US in first quarter

Media | 04/29/2014 8:43 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. reported a loss of $132 million US in the first quarter of 2014 despite more than doubling its revenue from a year earlier, the company announced on Tuesday. The majority of the social network’s $250 million US...

Twitter ramping up app advertising

Media | 04/17/2014 2:48 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. said Thursday it is opening up more opportunities for developers to promote their mobile applications to Twitter users, and up to a billion others not on the social network through a mobile-ad exchange. The company...

Twitter purchase signals growing importance of data tracking

Media | 04/15/2014 7:48 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it is acquiring social media analytics provider Gnip Inc., a move one analyst said could cause trouble for other companies that analyze and monetize the social network’s data. Seth Grimes, a New York-based independent analyst with expertise in online analytics, said the deal makes sense for Twitter, which picks up a key player in the industry that has sprung up to take advantage of the reams of data produced by social media sites. "[The acquisition] gives them direct control over how their data is monetized," Grimes said in a phone interview on...

Facebook launches trending feature

Media | 01/16/2014 7:31 pm EST

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it is launching a trending feature that will highlight the most talked-about topics on the social network. The company said in a posting to its website that Facebook users will find the new...

Text-based Twitter to be available in developing markets

telecom | 12/09/2013 6:59 pm EST

Myriad Group AG, a Swiss-based developer of mobile technology, said Monday it reached an agreement with Twitter Inc. to provide mobile users in developing countries with a text-based, read-only...