Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of December 6th…
2017 Time Person Of The Year
Time magazine calls them the Silence Breakers, women who've come forward to call out men for sexual harassment or sexual assault by name.
Spotify's new "Wrapped" feature replaces the personalized "Year In Music" campaign from 2016. Spotify users can receive a summary of the amount of time they spent playing music and the number of songs and artists they listened to.
Chrome Apps are dead, as Google shuts down the Chrome Web Store section
With the shutdown of Chrome Apps, Google is working to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to the desktop. PWAs again aim to bring a few app-like features to websites, giving them a full-screen interface, an "installable" app icon, push notifications, and offline capabilities. They already work on Chrome for Android, so once Google is done here, PWAs would be the only Chrome app type to work across desktop and mobile.
Not Just Bell: Shaw Calls on CRTC To Support Website Blocking
The Shaw submission seeks to equate access to grey market satellite services with unauthorized streaming services. It acknowledges that Canadian copyright law already addresses Internet piracy and that court orders can be obtained to shut down services that violate the law. It argues, however, that even with a court order, the CRTC must still approve website blocking. Unlike Bell, which envisions a website blocking system without court review, Shaw is focused on granting approvals for blocking with court oversight.