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After the big surveillance story spilling out down south, it was reported that Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has its own metadata surveillance program with approval granted through a ministerial directive from Defence Minister Peter MacKay. Michael Geist collects ten questions we want answers for...
"To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working together to find the best routes from home to work, every day."
CRTC released a new consumer wireless code this morning, effectively ending cellphone companies' three-year contracts.As of December, consumers can terminate their contracts after two years with zero cancellation fees.
I've tried (participated in translation) Crowdin service out of curiosity on an open source project and I find extremely easy to use. An elegant and intuitive interface makes tedious translation routines a breeze. Give it a try next time you are in a need of translation of your next app or service.
Um, is anyone else in the office already using this? Why did you NOT tell me about it? Top left, top middle, top right new browser windows in different browsers. Done! It also comes with Window resizing and snapping abilities. Did I mention FREE?
"Kids today come out of school with so much fucking skill it’s crazy. But with all of that skill, in so many, there is equal-to-more parts hubris. An entitled attitude that seems to expect everything for nothing."
Interesting tool from Canada Post. I loved the idea until I got to the $0.06 - 0.10 FEE PER lookup slide. Some investigation will need to be done to find out how often people fail to input their shipping address on a web order to see if this tool has value.
Nice article over at Medium on starting up civilization from scratch. This is something we occasionally like to talk about in the office, given our penchant for post-apocalyptic zombie pulp and other sci-fi material.